Swamp Tigers reinvigorated
Panthers in pole
Buln Buln (140) vs. Yarragon (3-64): A stunning seven-wicket haul to Joel Kilday has helped Yarragon to pole position in their encounter with Buln Buln, with the Panthers requiring only another 77 runs for victory.
Buln batted aggressively and looked to disrupt the rhythm of the bowlers early, but Kilday’s consistent line and length ensured that wickets fell frequently – and the Lyrebirds could only post 140 before being bundled out in the 42nd over.
Brendan Spicer posted 31 in the middle order to be the most successful batsmen, but Kilday was the star with his haul of 7-64.
Left with 25 overs to face out the Panthers made their way to 3-64 at stumps – with Mark Boardman’s knock of 38 opening up setting the tone for the Yarragon chase.
Warriors in hunt
Western Park (153) vs. Jindivick: Needing a win to keep their slim finals chance alive, Western Park were able to post a competitive total against Jindivick, with a number of handy contributions from the middle and lower order boosting the score late in the day.
Eight players made it to double figures – but unfortunately the highest individual total was just 22 (reached by Adam Johnson and Kristian Thompson) with the Jumping Jacks bowlers able to make regular inroads.
Thankfully for the Warriors a 20-run last wicket stand between 12-year-old Jacob Konstanty and 57-year old John Laffy helped them pass 150 before being dismissed in the 68th over.
Andrew Pyle was the pick of the paceman, snaring 4-49 from 26 quality overs, while Anthony Maguire (3-26) and Matthew Cheshire (2-30) were able to chime in with a few scalps each.