D-grade run chase results in win for Undera
Evan Hedges and Rick Heathcote rescued Undera in a successful chase against Murchison in Saturday’s rain-marred SJ Perry Shield D-grade action.
Resuming at 4-60 chasing 117, Undera appeared doomed when it fell to 7-97.
However, Hedges (57) and Heathcote (52 not out) put on 100 runs for the eighth wicket to steer Undera to victory before its innings was declared at 9-214.
Jason Harman (4-71) and Shannon Broadbent (4-57) did the damage with the ball for Murchison.
Murchison then reached 3-144 off 44 overs batting a second time, with Brandan Reilly (59) scoring the exact same amount of runs he made on day one.
Karramomus earned a 24-run win against Shepparton United, bowling the home side out for 198 in reply to 222.
Tony Rowan (3-41) and Inder Singh (2-25) were the most prolific bowlers for the Bloods.
Wet weather washed out the second day of the round’s other three games.
Invergordon earned first innings points against Tat- ura on day one, but was denied the chance to push for an outright result.
Meanwhile, Toolamba probably feels fortunate it could not resume at 3-30 chasing Euroa’s 249, while Numurkah (1-57) missed out on continuing its pursuit of Mooroopna’s 127.
There was a thriller in the Whitelock Shield E-grade competition, with Waaia pinching a one-run upset from previously unbeaten top side Central Park-St Brendan’s.
Waaia was all out for 148 after winning the toss at St Joseph’s Primary School in Numurkah, with Xavier Schmedje taking 3-30 for Central Park.
Opener Jack Hooper (43) continued his strong batting form for the Tigers, who had wickets in hand during the chase, but fell a run short at 6-147 after a tense last over.
Captain Jason Wild’s 49 was a highlight as Old Students (6-200) easily accounted for Pine Lodge (78), while Stacey Lothian’s three wickets were in vain as Shepparton United (8-112) lost to Kyabram (211).
Results were unavailable in the Mooroopna vs Dhurringile match.
Effort: Toolamba’s Luke Dabkowski’s 41 at number 10 helped the chasingside reach triple figures.