Moama too good for Echuca, as Comma claims outright victory against BLU.November 13, 2012 4:01am
Chasing a massive total of 284 for victory against Moama, Echuca put up a fight but ultimately lost the B grade match.
Todd Ramage (34) and Declan Hancock (30) put on 67 runs for the opening partnership and, aside from some later runs by Jon Varcoe (21), Josh Preston (36) and Jason Carlile (29), the away side never really had a chance as it finished on 183.
Joel Murphy (4/37) and Luke Dinan (3/29) proved the pick of the bowlers, while Brad Mallick took 2/15.
■ Needing just 59 runs with six wickets in hand at the start of the second day’s play, Fire Brigade went on to make sure of the points against Girgarre on Saturday.
Chasing down 113 for victory, the Flames finished on 174, with Corey Carver (33), Matt McLean (49) and Chris Eddy (47) providing the bulk of the runs.
Wade Summers led the way for the visiting side with 3/17, while James Martin (2/23) and Brett Hughes (2/47) made an impact.
■ Echuca South won its second consecutive B grade match after it batted out is overs against Rochester United.
Chasing 119 for victory, Hugh Nelson (35) and Keith Chalmers (46) put on 63 runs for the first wicket, while handy knocks from Alex Larcombe (22), Ben Eade (24), Cam McMullan (25), Anthony McMahon (29 not out) and Jayden Twigg (17 not out) helped the team finish on 8/222.
Brendan Martin toiled hard to claim 3/28 from 21 overs, while Xavier Hooppell took 2/10.
■ Rochester Tigers successfully defended their total of 205 against Tongala, bowling the Blues out for 143.
Wicket-keeper Joel Regan (42 not out) tried hard, but Kyle Halliwell (24) and Mark Scowen (29) were the only other batsmen to have an impact.
Richard Morris was the chief destroyer for the Tigers, taking 5/49, while Mick Haisman (2/30) and Chirag Patel (2/25) took the other wickets.
The Tigers batted again and finished on 5/64, with Brett Young making 20 and Brendan McGrath taking 2/8.
■ The final match of the round saw Cooma capture maximum points after all 40 wickets fell in its two-day match against Bamawm-Lockington United.
After claiming first-innings points by two runs last week (59 to 57), Cooma went on to make 137 runs in its second innings, with Russell Napier top-scoring on 38.
Tim Hermans (3/37) and Josh Felmingham (3/24) each took three wickets.
Needing 140 for outright victory, BLU struggled with Hermans (27) and Jye Kuiper (30) the only batsmen to make more than six runs as the team was bowled out for 91.
Simon Doolan (3/30) and Zac Cerrone (3/43) were the main contributors with the ball.
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