Quick ton el­e­vates Bloods

Di­vi­sion one

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Tocumwal v Strath­mer­ton Tocumwal’s di­vi­sion one side hosted Strath­mer­ton in round eight of Mur­ray Val­ley Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion ac­tion.

Tocumwal won the toss and elected to bat. Open­ing pair Michael Roberts and Jesse Barker only man­aged a 29-run part­ner­ship be­fore Roberts went out in the fourth over.

Barker was not far be­hind, los­ing his wicket in the eighth over to see the pair of Ranji Oliver and Keith Stevens at the crease.

Like Aus­tralian cap­tain Steve Smith, Stevens also had his sight set on the big 100, but it only took Stevens 11 overs to reach the mile­stone in a knock that in­cluded seven sixes and 13 fours.

Stevens was Tocumwal’s lead­ing run-scorer, end­ing his in­nings with 102.

The in-form Rod Booth was un­beaten on 68 and Oliver made a tidy 59 to help the Bloods to 5-331.

Af­ter such a great ef­fort with the bat, the bowlers were well rested when they took to the field.

Jor­dyn Poyn­ton was on fire this week, tak­ing 5-44 off eight overs, while Andy Arthur con­trib­uted with 1-13 off five and Rob­bie Owen claimed 1-4 off three.

Strath­mer­ton did a great job bat­ting out most of its overs, but was only able to post 139.

Great work on an­other win, Tocumwal.

Di­vi­sion two

Tocumwal v Co­bramYar­roweyah United

Tocumwal trav­elled face CYU this week.

CYU won the toss and elected to bat. It bat­ted out its in­nings to fin­ish with 6-178 off its 35 overs.

The bowlers were again led by the in-form Dale Chan­dler with 2-13 off six, ably as­sisted by Lach­lan McDon­ald (2-27 off seven) and Dean Cole (1-23 off five).

This score was go­ing to be a chal­lenge for the Bloods as, al­though they have had a few wins, they were miss­ing some key play­ers this week.

Paul Man­gion had a great in­nings of 30, Perry Cole scored 15 and Daniel Pyle and Dale Chan­dler con­trib­uted 13 apiece.

But it was not enough to catch CYU, with the Bloods all out for 87.

Good ef­fort and look­ing for­ward to week. to we’re next

Swing shot: Co­bram-Yar­roweyah United’s Billy Andrew swings for the fences.

Hope of de­liv­er­ance: Co­bram-Yar­roweyah Dy­lan Ashcroft runs in for a de­liv­ery. United’s

Steady: Tocumwal’s Paul Man­gion made 30 runs at the week­end.

Con­nect: Co­bramYar­roweyah United’s Mitch Rich­mann drives down the crease.

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