ON THE BOARD

Square leg um­pire Brad Jones agrees with Rochester wicket-keeper Steve Ras­mussen’s ap­peal for the run out of Moama’s Matt Fyfe in Goul­burn Mur­ray Cricket on Satur­day.

Campaspe News - - SPORT - By DAVID CHAP­MAN — Con­tin­ued page 15

ROCHESTER Cricket Club heads into this week’s game against a resur­gent Ton­gala full of con­fi­dence af­ter record­ing its maiden win as a new club on Satur­day in Goul­burn Mur­ray Cricket.

Fol­low­ing round one’s dis­ap­point­ing loss to Echuca, Rochester set about rec­ti­fy­ing as­pects of its game ahead of the round two clash with Moama.

It seemed to work as Rochy com­fort­ably chased down Moama’s to­tal of 161 — the new club’s first win since the merger of Rochester United and Rochester Tigers prior to the start of the 2018/19 sea­son.

A 101-run open­ing stand from Corey Win­dridge (63) and Bran­don Byrne (32) was the key as Rochester passed the re­quired runs for the loss of just four wick­ets.

But it was not only the bats­men who de­serve praise. Rochester cap­i­tan Tim Bubb was quick to recog­nise the work of his bowlers in re­strict­ing Moama to a get­table tar­get on a flat wicket at Moama Re­cre­ation Re­serve.

‘‘Our open­ing bowlers Liam Rin­gin and Dy­lan Cut­triss got us off to a great start,’’ Bubb said.

A great start in­deed with Moama opener Brad Jones dis­missed sec­ond ball of the in­nings for a duck, caught by Bubb off the bowl­ing of Rin­gin.

‘‘It took them (Moama) I think 20 overs to get 40 runs so we were able to build a lot of pres­sure on their bats­men early,’’ Bubb said.

‘‘The pitch was re­ally flat. We only took six wick­ets and they only took four wick­ets so it was tough to get wick­ets. We just had to re­strict the runs as best we could.’’

Bubb was de­lighted to notch up a win af­ter such a poor show­ing in round one.

‘‘We weren’t at all happy with the way we played in our last game.

‘‘We knew we had to do a lot of things bet­ter and we talked about putting that into ac­tion be­fore this week’s game.’’

Hav­ing a bat­ting tal­ent such as Win­dridge back in the side also helped.

Rochester opener Corey Win­dridge on his way to 63 in the side’s first win of the sea­son against Moama.

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