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