Waaia’s score not enough to win

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The Bombers launched a big ef­fort at top­pling Tatura and were in the run­ning to gather their first win of the sea­son.

An­thony Ci­avarella and Bray­den Carey were pow­er­ful at the top of the or­der with Mitch Clee­land top scor­ing with 53 runs af­ter com­ing in at first drop.

But de­spite mov­ing to a po­si­tion of 2-118 there was no more joy to come for the Bombers as Tatura took hold.

‘‘They were 1-110 off 25 overs and cruis­ing and I was start­ing to stress out a bit be­cause their bat­ters looked like we were never go­ing to get the­mout,’’ Kelly said.

Soon Waaia was 5-128 fol­low­ing Clee­land’s exit af­ter be­ing trapped in front by Archer, who more than made up for his duck with 4-39.

‘‘Michael Archer’s four wick­ets changed the game, he’s a pretty dy­namic player, but ended up be­ing our best player af­ter go­ing out for a golden duck,’’ Kelly said.

B-grade

Tatura knocked off Waaia, but it did not come easy, with only three wick­ets in hand when it chased down a pre­sentable to­tal of 102.

The Bombers got 61 not out from TomWil­liams, but had lit­tle else as Tatura’s Jarred Pan­ther tore through their top-or­der with 5-17.

Ni­cholas Watt did the busi­ness for Tatura, with an un­beaten 28 guid­ing the chase bril­liantly.

C-grade

Tatura was tri­umphant with a half-cen­tury from James Pyke and David Miller in­te­gral in its 40-run win against Nagam­bie.

Pyke con­tin­ued his im­pres­sive form to start the sea­son with Miller’s un­beaten 50 a sign of strength in Tatura’s bat­ting or­der.

But there was a pil­lar at the top of the Laker’s or­der with Blair Tay­lor-Lloyd swip­ing his way to 85 runs.

The opener re­ceived some sup­port from James Brook, but with John Kealey lead­ing Tatura’s bowl­ing ef­forts, it tasted vic­tory.

D-grade

Tatura is on the board for the sea­son, win­ning a three-run thriller at Nu­murkah Show­grounds.

Hav­ing pro­duced a stel­lar 5-201 with the bat — with half cen­turies to Jag­jee­van­jeet Singh (58) and Zac Trevaskis (50) the ba­sis of the in­nings — the visi­tors de­liv­ered late with the ball to halt Nu­murkah’s progress, keep­ing the Blues to 5-198.

Kurt Ben­jamin proved a real spark for Tatura, pick­ing up the vi­tal wicket of Dus­tan Eb­born (64) in his 2-14 spell.

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