Bowlers steal the spot­light

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Bowlers dom­i­nated day one of round three in Grampians Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion, with only Swifts-great West­ern reach­ing triple fig­ures.

The best of the bowlers was Youth Club’s Cam Kim­ber, who took 7-28 on a day when 56 wick­ets fell in to­tal.

So dom­i­nant were the bowlers that all games have a chance of an out­right re­sult.

St An­drews elected to bat af­ter win­ning the toss against Buan­gor-taty­oon and 52 overs later had been dis­missed for just 52 runs.

The main de­stroyer was skip­per Michael Har­ricks, again, with fig­ures of 16.2 overs, 11 maid­ens and 5-7.

Buan­gor-taty­oon fin­ished the day at 4-78, 26 runs in front.

It will be in­ter­est­ing to see how the game un­folds. Much will de­pend on when Buan­gor-taty­oon de­clares or is dis­missed. Har­ricks will play a big part in the re­sult.

In the match be­tween Pomonal and Youth Club wick­ets fell like ninepins, with the game into the sec­ond in­nings al­ready.

The Tigers were in­vited to bat and were dis­missed for their low­est score for some time, 28.

Youth Club did not fare much bet­ter scor­ing just 74. In their sec­ond dig, the Tigers are 4-32, still 14 runs be­hind, giv­ing Youth Club a good chance of max­i­mum points.

Hor­sham

Best of the bowlers were Kim­ber, 7-28, Clint Slo­rach 6-28, and for the Tigers, Matt Grin­ham, 4-36.

In a Cen­tral Park match be­tween Halls Gap and Swifts-great West­ern it was mas­ter blaster Sam Cocks’s show when he notched up 142 with 19 fours and five sixes.

The Gap­pers in­vited the Com­bine to bat and in just 30 overs Swifts-great West­ern was able to de­clare at 5-225. Cocks shared a 113-run part­ner­ship with Tom Eckel, 36.

The Com­bine’s bowlers then skit­tled the Gap­pers for 54, with Jay­den Mccart­ney tak­ing 5-23.

In­vited to fol­low on, the Gap­pers fin­ished the day at 3-66, a deficit of 105, and a lot of work to do to avoid a sec­ond suc­ces­sive out­right de­feat.

ACROSS CRICKET

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