Jerilderie a flag threat
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.