Waaia’s score not enough to win
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.
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.
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.
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.