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three wins on the trot when it called the tune against Echuca South.

BLU open­ing bowler Jeremy Flem­ing­ham cut through the Rochester bat­ting line-up in 42 overs for just 104, with a match­win­ning burst of 5/32 off nine overs.

In re­ply BLU cov­ered this score for the loss of three wick­ets, with vet­eran Greg Pearse (an un­beaten 52) and James McPhee (23) pro­duc­ing a half-cen­tury stand for the fourth wicket, which se­cured the club’s sec­ond win for the sea­son.

Open­ers Tim Bubb and Corey Win­dridge put on a 51-run stand but then Flem­ing­ham went to work with the ball to de­stroy the Rochester bat­ting line-up.

Moama took just 29 overs to round up Echuca South’s re­spectable score of 157, which was high­lighted by a fine knock of 55 from opener Lachy Harbin­son.

But with Jor­dan McGre­gor club­bing 69, with 11 fours and a six, and An­thony McMa­hon mak­ing 41 in open­ing a part­ner­ship of 93, Moama had no anx­ious mo­ments col­lect­ing the premier­ship points. B Grade BIG-HIT­TING Bai­ley Bell led Cooma to a re­sound­ing win over BLU.

Com­ing off a match-win­ning knock of 89 the pre­vi­ous week, Bell was dom­i­nant again with a dev­as­tat­ing knock of 139. In his awe­some in­nings he clubbed 16 fours and four sixes, which pro­pelled Cooma to a hand­some score of 7/258.

Bell dom­i­nated a sec­ond wicket stand of 183 with Ma­son Scopelitti (41) af­ter Cooma was 1/0.

With Ben Napier show­ing the way with the ball with 4/4 off eight overs, Cooma skit­tled BLU for just 46 in 29.3 overs.

Stan­hope’s bowlers suc­cess­fully de­fended a mod­er­ate score of 9/127 in the game against North­ern United.

Craig Em­mett, open­ing the bat­ting, made 48 for Stan­hope with­out much sup­port but its bowlers led by Tom Hep­burn, with three wick­ets, and Craig Em­mett, Jorge Maxwell and Jye Pat­ten, each with two vic­tims, re­stricted United to 106 off 36.4 overs.

Ryan Thom­son starred with the bat as Fire Brigade com­fort­ably cleaned up Echuca South.

Thom­son struck five bound­aries on his way to mak­ing a stylish 64 as the Flames posted 5/163 off their 40 overs.

The Brigade bowlers then re­stricted Echuca South to 7/120 with some tight bowl­ing.

Ton­gala came up well short in its clash with Moama.

Cameron McMullen picked up 4/52 and Nathan Corn­wall 3/36 for Ton­gala but Moama still man­aged a handy score of 203.

In re­ply Ryce Behrens, with a half cen­tury, and opener Travis John­stone, with 26, tried to keep their side in the game but didn’t get enough sup­port.

Gir­garre is still search­ing for its first win af­ter go­ing down to Rochester Blue.

Blue made only 9/128, with An­drew Med­hurst pick­ing up 4/20 in a top eight-over spell.

In re­ply though only young Macken­zie Cow­ley, with 31, and Med­hurst (18) put up any worth­while re­sis­tance, as Gir­garre fell for 100.

In the other game Echuca ac­counted for Rochester Gold. C GRADE HARD-HIT­TING Shan­non Jar­rett steered Rush­worth to a seven wicket win over Echuca South with an ag­gres­sive in­nings of 72 off 62 balls.

Jar­rett slammed nine fours and four sixes and shared a match­win­ning sec­ond wicket stand with Daniel New­ton (33) as Rush­worth claimed vic­tory in 19 overs.

Gir­garre had a big win over Stan­hope in a game that pro­duced some top in­di­vid­ual per­for­mances.

Gir­garre bowlers Tom Mor­ris with 4/5 and Rhys Shay 3/12 dec­i­mated the Stan­hope bat­ting line-up for 56 in 12.2 overs af­ter Gir­garre had posted 6/100.

Only Bren­ton Northausen, with 19, got to dou­ble fig­ures for Stan­hope.

Opener An­drew Mor­ris, with 57, and Scott Fitza­llen and An­drew Melver­ton, each with 34, were the bat­ting main­stays, as Gir­garre claimed a stress-free win.

Ryan Hatch, bat­ting at num­ber eight, scored a half cen­tury to be a shin­ing light in Cooma’s win over Moama.

With sup­port from Marc Coates, with 39, Cooma’s score of 187 was not chal­lenged by Moama, out for 75.

In the other games, Rochester and Echuca had de­ci­sive wins over Moama and BLU re­spec­tively.

Fire Brigade won on a for­feit from North­ern United. D GRADE DANNY Miller bowled Rush­worth to a big win over Cooma.

Miller’s 5/15 off six overs had Cooma’s bats­men back in the pav­il­ion for 50 in 27 overs.

Ear­lier Peter Raglus, with 36 open­ing the in­nings, and Bradie Chillingsworth, with a top score of 44, helped Rush­worth to 5/169 off its 36 overs.

Fire Brigade bowlers Scott Flem­ing with 4/4 and Luke Davies 3/26 bowled out BLU in 25 overs for 59, a score Flames open­ers Justin Hooper (34) and An­drew Stock­dale cov­ered with­out the loss of a wicket.

In was a sim­i­lar sce­nario in the Ton­gala ver­sus Echuca clash, Ton­gala’s open­ers Adam Neu­mann (42) and Brae­dyn Gor­don (34) pro­duc­ing an un­beaten open­ing stand of 104 in 16 overs to cover Echuca’s score of 83.

Tim Dens­ley, Adam Neu­mann and Craig Wick­ham all bagged three wick­ets for Ton­gala.

Ton­gala’s Matt Ohlsen ap­peals dur­ing the GMC A grade clash with Echuca. Pic­ture: Luke He­mer

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