MERTON CRICKET CLUB
AFTER a big victory the previous week over Tallarook, Merton cricketers took on second placed Puckapunyal at the Merton Cricket Ground (MCG).
Puckapunyal batted first and made 118 and were all out in the 43rd over.
Opener, Marshall, batted well and was the top scorer with 55*.
Jarrod Cummins bowled a top nine over spell setting up the win with 2/12.
A Zeidens, 3/23, and Jim Stephens, 3/26, were the other wicket takers.
The Merton top order took advantage of some short bowling; punishing the Puckapunyal bowling attack with the home side passing the visitor’s total in the 18th over with only five wickets down.
Jim Stephens was the top scorer with 43, not out, and Herridge was the next best with 22.
Merton takes on Flowerdale, on their home ground, next Saturday.
The top six on the ladder are: Pyalong, Merton, Puckapunyal, Broadford, Seymour and Kilmore. Jaxon, and Charlie added further runs to the board.
Euroa recorded a victory, amassing 135 runs.
The remaining time allowed Notre Dame to be sent into bat with Nic Hill claiming two wickets and Nic Burke one, to see the last half hour of the game out.
This was another successful victory for Euroa.
Next week we travel to Shepparton for the last two day match before Christmas.
Nearest the pins: on the 8th was Annette Smith, on the 12th was Levenia Redfern and on the 18th was Connie Grace.
The drive and pitch on the 5th went to Levenia Redfern and on the 15th it went to Linda Combrink.
The least putts went to Connie Grace.