Jer­ilderie a flag threat

Southern Riverina news - - SPORTS -

Jer­ilderie has emerged as gen­uine one-day pre­mier­ship threat fol­low­ing Round 3 of De­niliquin Dis­trict Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion A grade on Satur­day.

The Demons posted an em­phatic win over De­niliquin­based team, Ju­niors Com­bine, at Monash Park on Satur­day.

Jer­ilderie chased down Ju­niors’ score of 109 in their 40-over fix­ture.

Ju­niors skip­per Brad Todd said last week his side would need to make a lot more than 100 runs with the bat and stop star all­rounder Lachy Tay­lor-Nu­gent if they were to win. They failed in both de­part­ments and were com­fort­ably beaten.

Af­ter win­ning the toss and elect­ing to bat, the vis­i­tors were bowled out for 109 in the 31st over.

Todd top scored with 32 and opener Brodie Bennett was next best with 20.

Medium pacer Joel Bryce took a wicket in each of his overs to fin­ish with 3/3, in­clud­ing the prized scalp of Todd.

Tay­lor-Nu­gent and Dy­lan Hen­ery both took two wick­ets each open­ing the bowl­ing.

In re­ply, the Demons cruised to vic­tory with four wick­ets in hand.

Al­lis­ter Wells (62) scored a fine half cen­tury open­ing the in­nings, be­fore Tay­lor-Nu­gent and Lachie Leeds took over.

Tay­lor-Nu­gent posted his sec­ond un­beaten half cen­tury in as many weeks and could be an early smoky for the Cricket of the Year ac­co­lade.

He and Leeds (38 n.o) put to­gether an un­beaten 104-run stand with the for­mer fin­ish­ing not out on 76, an in­nings in­clud­ing six bound­aries and three sixes.

New re­cruit Justin Parker, a right-arm pace­man, was the best bowler for Ju­niors with 3/24 from eight overs.

In B grade, Zach Tay­lorNu­gent smashed an un­beaten 119 as his side chased down Ju­niors’ to­tal of 140 at Memo­rial Park on Satur­day.

Tay­lor-Nu­gent was mer­ci­less, smash­ing 18 bound­aries and four sixes. He also snared 3/9 off eight overs with the ball.

Jer­ilderie fin­ished with 199 runs on the board.

RIGHT: Zach Tay­lor-Nu­gent rocks back to plun­der an­other bound­ary on his way to 119 in B grade on Satur­day in De­niliquin.

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