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Runs fest at Halls Gap


Rhymney-moyston 1 defeated Swiftsgrea­t Western 2 in another low-scoring game at Great Western, in Grampians Cricket Associatio­n round-two action.

Batting first, Rhymston failed to bat out its overs, finishing on 114. The best of the bowlers was Swifts-great Western’s Marc Brilliant with 6-18 off 5.4 overs, with the most notable Rhymston batter being Glenn Cosgrif with 38 not out.

In reply, Combine 2, with a fair share of under-13 players, fell 17 runs short on 95.

Clinton Slorach was the main Rhymston wicket taker with 4-10.

In the other Combine-rhymston match at Moyston, Combine 1 recorded an easy eight-wicket win against the home team.

Batting first, Rhymston 2 struggled to 10-48, the main destroyer once again being Wil Clough with 3-3 from 6.2 overs.

Combine 1 replied with 2-54 in just nine overs with opener Jayden Mccartney the best with 26 not out.

It was a run fest at Halls Gap, with just on 500 in a match. Corey Taylor scored his second successive ‘ton’ with 119 no.

After being sent in by the Tigers, Gappers 2 recorded an impressive 6-240, a score that would have won 99 out of 100 games, but not in this case as Pomonal responded with 1-253 thanks to Taylor’s century and a handy score of 81 not out from opener Clinton Mackley.

Best of the Gappers 2 batsmen were captain Riley Reid, 53, and Caleb Bretherton, 54. William Pederson and Luke Stevens each contribute­d 30s to boost the score.

Chalambar was forced to forfeit to Gappers 1 due to lack of numbers.

This Saturday, Chalambar will travel to North Park in Stawell to play the unbeaten Combine 1, which will be a challenge as they have yet to play a game. The Rhymney-moyston teams play each other at Moyston, with both teams needing a lift from their batsmen.

Premiershi­p favourite Pomonal is at home to Combine 2, and all interest will be on Corey Taylor to see if he can continue his century-making form.

Halls Gap 2 is at home to St Andrews, and if it can repeat its score of last Saturday, would surely be favoured to win.

Round-two results: RhymneyMoy­ston 1 10-114 d Swifts-great Western 2 10-95; Swifts-great Western 1 2-54 d Rhymney-moyston 2 10-48; Pomonal 1-253 d Halls Gap 2 6-240; Halls Gap 1 d Chalambar on forfeit.

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