Home side claims out­right win

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Sport -

Buan­gor-taty­oon achieved the first out­right win of Grampians Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion A Grade com­pe­ti­tion at the week­end.

Play­ing at Buan­gor, the home side dis­missed Halls Gap for 71 af­ter post­ing a huge firstin­nings to­tal of 255.

The fol­low-on was en­forced and the Gap­pers fared lit­tle bet­ter, dis­missed for 106 to lose by an in­nings and 78 runs.

The main de­stroyer was Michael Har­ricks with 8-37 and 3-25, giv­ing Buan­gor-taty­oon its first win.

Char­lie Mcin­tosh was the best of Halls Gap’s bats­men with 39 in each in­nings.

Youth Club re­tained its lad­der-leader sta­tus by ex­ceed­ing St An­drews’ 199 and fin­ish­ing on 7-232.

Hero of the Club­bers’ in­nings was Cam Kim­ber, who amassed 124 not-out in an in­nings that in­cluded 17 fours.

It was Kim­ber’s maiden A Grade cen­tury and could not have come at a bet­ter time. The Saints were best served by Tom Mills, who took 4-64 from 24 overs.

Pomonal man­aged to bat for most of the day to record 7-196 and a win against Aradale.

Luke Jor­dan led the Tigers’ in­nings with a half cen­tury. Jor­dan was as­sisted by Clay­ton Mack­ley, 36, and Luke Roberts, 31. The best of Aradale’s bowlers was Haider Ali who net­ted 4-35.

It’s been a long time since Youth Club and Pomonal have fea­tured in the main match, but this will be the case in round three’s two-day fix­ture when the un­de­feated clubs face off at Pomonal.

Youth Club is on top of the lad­der, while the Tigers are third.

So far the Club­bers have pro­duced a cen­tu­rion in each of their in­nings and if they re­peat the feat in this game it would be a big blow to Pomonal’s chances.

Pomonal will be look­ing for a team ef­fort with the bat to chal­lenge the Club­bers.

Halls Gap will host Swifts­great Western on the turf at Cen­tral Park.

In the cor­re­spond­ing match last year, the Com­bine over­whelmed the Gap­pers to record an out­right re­sult on the first day.

In the other match, St An­drews takes on Buan­gor-taty­oon at Alexan­dra Oval, Ararat.

Early games at Alexan­dra Oval tra­di­tion­ally favour the bowlers, so this will be an in­trigu­ing bat­tle, with Buan­gor-taty­oon’s cap­tain Har­ricks likely to have an im­pact on the re­sult.

Win­less Aradale has the bye and the com­pli­men­tary six points to get its sea­son go­ing.

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