Chances blown

But op­pos­ing team cap­i­talises on the op­por­tu­nity for win

Seymour Telegraph - - SPORT - By An­drew John­ston

Avenel v East­ern Hill

A lo­cal derby. A washout in the open­ing week caus­ing your team to play one­day cricket.

An op­por­tu­nity for East­ern Hill to maybe sneak into the top-two of the com­pe­ti­tion. And, the al­ways im­por­tant brag­ging rights that go with vic­tory.

But those op­por­tu­ni­ties were not taken by East­ern Hill, and Avenel went af­ter them in­stead.

Avenel sent its lo­cal ri­vals in, clean­ing them up for a low to­tal and tak­ing the up­per hand.

East­ern Hill was only able to man­age 150 from 42.4 overs, with the side never re­ally able to get out of the blocks.

Huw Jones led the way with the ball for Avenel, tak­ing 4-32 from his nine overs.

Cody Ho­gan would also claim two, while open­ing bowler Kyle Hip­pis­ley would go for just over two runs an over in his seven.

With just 151 needed to get the vic­tory, the most danger­ous man in the league, Kasey Dun­can, was ready to go.

Dun­can would belt another 60, tak­ing his sea­son tally to 391, and his av­er­age to a touch over 48.

Wil­lie Wheeler, in his first game for the sea­son, would re­main un­beaten on 33, while Steve Dono­van was un­beaten on 22 at the close, Avenel need­ing just 25 overs to run the to­tal down and win by five wick­ets.

Avenel cap­tain Stephen Dono­van said it was an im­por­tant win for his side.

‘‘We’ve moved to three and three for the sea­son, and it’s ob­vi­ously pretty im­por­tant to get closer to fi­nals con­tention,’’ he said.

‘‘We just need to be more con­sis­tent in our matches as we go for­ward, mak­ing sure we are putting six balls in the right spots on the pitch and play­ing our ab­so­lute best cricket at ev­ery op­por­tu­nity.’’

Tal­la­rook v Yea Tigers

A strong 86 from Jac SmithWil­liams was not go­ing to be enough for his side, as Tal­la­rook fell 32 runs short against Yea Tigers.

Yea scored 219 in their al­lot­ted overs, but Tal­la­rook strug­gled to score with wick­ets fall­ing around them.

They were nine down when time ran out, man­ag­ing just 187.

Kil­more v Broad­ford

Mak­ing 177 was not go­ing to be enough for Kil­more, which would be run over the top by Broad­ford in 27 overs to lose their match.

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