Swamp Tigers rein­vig­o­rated

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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.

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