Jindivick Black 10/147 d Jindivick Gold 10/134 A fierce interclub rivalry began at the weekend when Jindivick Black met Jindivick Gold in the opening round of season 2018-2019.
Boasting a similar line-up to the one that saw them take out the division five premiership last season, Jindivick Gold came into the match full of confidence with skipper Mick Dixon winning the toss and electing to bowl.
Bolstered by the inclusion of Aaron and Jordan Larkman the Black side got away to a solid start with Aaron top scoring with 42.
A flurry of wickets from grand final hero Toby Hart (4/32) left the Jumping Jacks reeling at 5/45 before a middle order fightback from Aaron Baker (in his first match for the club) got the innings back on track.
Baker finished with 27 and was well supported by Ant Maguire with 26. Dave Wagner ran through the lower order to finish with a tidy 3/17 while Tim Jeffrey chimed in with 2/32.
In reply the Gold side struggled to build partnerships with wickets falling at regular intervals.
Dixon (17) and Brad Gnaden (16) both made good starts before falling victim to the change bowlers. Hart lead the scoring with a defiant 26 finding a willing accomplice in Tim Jeffrey 23.
The middle and lower order found scoring much more difficult however as Ant Maguire plied his trade to finish the day with 5/20 off eight overs, ending the away sides chances of victory late in the day.
Gordon Winstone (2/15) claimed the final two wickets to give his side the bragging rights, with the two teams set to clash again in round seven just prior to Christmas.
Crows win battle of birds
Longwarry 3/145 def Drouin 10/141 Moving up to an expanded division four competition, Longwarry has taken the points with a comfortable win over Drouin.
Choosing to bat first, Drouin struggled against the new ball with Corey Davis (2/17) and debutante Rohail Rafat (1/20) applying plenty of pressure.
With only two of their top six able to reach double figures, the Hawks were in trouble at 5/67 before late runs to first gamer Remo Graziotin (31) and Angus Hales (20) saw them post a competitive total.
Doyen of local cricket Bob Thomas was at his wily best, returning incredible figures of 1/6 off eight overs which included six maidens.
Daniel Pullen did the damage late in the innings with 3/17 while Robert Cowan enjoyed his first outing for the home side, picking up 2/37.