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