Tigers smash Greta as New­tons dom­i­nate with bat and ball

Alpine Observer - - Classifieds -

BY TATE SPI­TERI

OVENS Val­ley United have sig­nalled their move from cel­lar dwellers to gen­uine fi­nals con­tenders with an em­phatic eight wicket win over Greta on Satur­day.

The Tigers won the toss and elected to bowl and in­stantly had the home team strug­gling as Michael New­ton re­moved both open­ers cheaply.

Bowl­ing at first change, Michael Speed then dis­missed Lach­lan Had­den while in form for­mer cap­tain Corey South­ern (2/10) picked up wick­ets to have Greta 5/52.

Skip­per Andy New­ton then brought him­self on to bowl and de­liv­ered in spades tak­ing a ca­reer best 4/9 to have the Blues all out for just 71.

With the bat, the Tigers were never trou­bled as opener Jack Hay­cock and Andy New­ton (both 30) guided them past the to­tal just two wick­ets down.

Star player, Michael New­ton, then added salt to the wounds for Greta ham­mer­ing a 37ball, 57 as the Tigers waltzed to 6/193 off 48 overs.

New­ton now has 162 runs at an av­er­age of 54 as a dam­ag­ing mid­dle or­der bats­man and nine wick­ets at 10.88 with the new ball.

Dy­lan Bur­sill (25 not out) also chipped in for the Tigers while the hard hit­ting Ryan Withers was not re­quired.

In the re­serves, Ovens Val­ley main­tained their spot in­side the top two with a 42-run with over De­latite.

Ryan Har­ris had a day out, top scor­ing with 35 be­fore tak­ing 4/5 with the ball.

Har­ris ar­rived at the club from Gawler just three weeks ago and has made 102 runs at an av­er­age of 51 and re­mark­ably, taken 11 wick­ets at three runs apiece.

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