Di­vi­sion 1

Warragul & Drouin Gazette - - WDCA CRICKET 2018 - 2019 SEASON - By Joel Bat­son

Hal­lora Yarragon Drouin Long­warry/Warragul Neerim Dis­trict 15 15 15 3 21 9 3 3 15 15 9 3 15 15 `15 9 12 9 3 0 24 24 21 18 18 6 24 21 18 18 18 Western Park 6/300 def Jin­di­vick 131 Western Park has marked their new home ground di­vi­sion one de­but with a crush­ing vic­tory over Jin­di­vick at the week­end.

Af­ter los­ing the toss and be­ing sent in, the War­riors made Jin­di­vick pay on a flat pitch and ex­tremely fast out­field, as San­jaya Gan­go­daw­ila and Matthew Wakefield quickly went to work af­ter the early loss of Ja­son Croft (7).

The Jump­ing Jack bowlers were sim­ply un­able to con­tain the pair, whose form since the start of last season has been stag­ger­ing.

Bound­aries reigned supreme, as well as free runs given through wides, as the pair boosted the score to 1-149 by drinks, the flow of runs only be­ing stemmed min­utes af­ter when Wakefield played on to Shan­non Mitchell (1-65) for 69.

The part­ner­ship of 155 al­lowed Leigh Dis­ton (43) to play a ne­go­ti­at­ing role at the other end, as Gan­go­daw­ila swept and smashed his way to a bound­ary-laden 109 off just 87 de­liv­er­ies, be­fore Say­eed Shah struck in the 31st over.

Wick­ets fell at reg­u­lar in­ter­vals from here as Hus­sain Ali (3-38) bowled some tight death overs, how­ever Western Park man­aged to get to 6-300 at the close of in­nings.

Jin­di­vick were al­ways be­hind in their bat­ting in­nings to fol­low as reg­u­lar wick­ets stum­bled their chase, with Ali’s 32 the only mean­ing­ful con­tri­bu­tion in re­ply.

Liam O’Con­nor (3-12) and Joel Bat­son (3-16) cleaned up the tail to leave Jin­di­vick all out for 131, a col­lapse of 7-36 sum­ming up the Jump­ing Jacks’ day.

Buln con­tinue streak

Buln Buln 8/230 def Neerim Dis­trict 170

Buln Buln has made it three wins on the trot, eas­ily ac­count­ing for Neerim to leave the Stags winless in the open­ing two months of the season.

Af­ter send­ing the Lyre­birds in, Neerim were in a solid position early as Kody Wil­son re­moved the in-form Jack Ar­mour, as well as Brent East­well and Jeff Walsh, to leave Buln in a spot of bother at 4-61.

How­ever the re­turn of Cal Ste­wart, as well as Corey Ja­goe af­ter his ab­sence last game, turned the tide of the match as Buln showed why their bat­ting depth has stunned the league in the past two sea­sons.

Ste­wart was typ­i­cally sub­lime through the off­side as he latched on to any width on his way to 60, while

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