Remarkable outright result in heroic effort
Toolamba jumped to second on the Jim McGregor Shield C-grade ladder after pulling off a reverse outright victory against Mooroopna on Saturday.
The Taipans started day two at Toolamba Recreation Reserve on 7-45 chasing Mooroopna’s 140 and crumbled to be all out for 105.
The chasing side would not have reached triple figures if not for Luke Dabkowski’s 41 at number 10.
Dabkowski then produced more heroics with the ball, snaring 5-23 off 17 overs to rout Mooroopna for 62 in just 35 overs.
Mitch Turner also claimed 3-9, while Tim Wilhelms (17), Logan Campbell (12) and Ben Woods (10) were the only Cats to score double figures.
Aidan Callegari (23), captain Greg Watts (21), Dabkowski (16) and Elliot Bailey (14 not out) steered Toolamba to 5-98 in 23 overs and a remarkable outright result.
Devinder Singh’s five wickets ensured Pine Lodge comfortably defended 272 against Karramomus.
Daniel Strudwick (37) and Andrew Shields (21) were the best of eight Karramomus batsmen who reached double figures, but the inability of anyone to convert their start into a big score left the chasing side all out for 186.
Singh took 5-20 off 15 overs, including nine maidens, and has 12 wickets in his past three games.
Unbeaten Pine Lodge moved two games clear on top of the ladder with the victory.
Rain during the week washed out the resumption of Nagambie’s chase against Murchison, while Tatura received a forfeit win from Kyabram on day one.