Jin­di­vick make thrilling chase

Warragul & Drouin Gazette - - WDCA CRICKET 2018-2019 SEASON -

Divi­sion 3 by Joel Bat­son

Drouin 8/196 def by Jin­di­vick 4/198 A fan­tas­tic in­nings by Jar­ratt East­burn (69*) has seen Jin­di­vick de­feat Drouin in a thrilling chase.

Bowl­ing first, Jin­di­vick were forced to chase leather as Cam­bell Jolly (49), Jack Jarred (37) and Clint Osseweyer (23) lifted Drouin to 8/196, as only Matthew Cheshire (3-26) and Jack Lan­g­ley (2-47) made any in­roads to the po­tent Drouin line-up.

In re­ply East­burn an­chored the in­nings ter­rif­i­cally, and in tan­dem with a swash­buck­ling 54 from Peter Galvin, helped Jin­di­vick across the line in 36 overs with six wick­ets to spare as Drouin were un­able to find a bowler to stop the rag­ing on­slaught.

Bun­yip back in form

Neerim District 9/115 def by Bun­yip 5/124 Bun­yip has got them­selves back to win­ning ways, eas­ily ac­count­ing for Neerim.

Win­ning the toss and bowl­ing, the Bulls never let the Stags get go­ing, and thanks to spells from Davis McCon­nell (3-29), Jack Blakey (2-13) and Tyler McMil­lan (2-19), re­stricted Neerim to 9-115.

In re­ply, Alex McMil­lan (41) was at his best in his re­turn to cricket, while Tyler McMil­lan (30) used his brute force to good ef­fect early.

The re­li­able Cam Law (3-36) was able to gen­er­ate a late col­lapse to keep some in­ter­est in the game, how­ever it wasn’t to be, as ef­forts from Jerry Whi­b­ley (21) and Dan Cleb­ney (17*) saw Bun­yip home with five wick­ets in the shed.

War­riors into top four

West­ern Park 9/158 def Garfield-Tynong 9/141 West­ern Park has en­tered the top four with a nar­row vic­tory over Garfield-Tynong.

Bat­ting first, Daniel Sav­age (2-28) and Craig Mur­ray (2-39) re­duced the War­riors to 5-51, be­fore Kenny Lind­sey (54) res­cued the in­nings with some lusty hit­ting be­fore he was dis­missed by James Francs (3-29), who bowled well at the death to re­strict the Park­ers to 9158.

In re­ply, the Ti­tans fol­lowed a sim­i­lar path, fall­ing to 6-56 as Michael Rabl (2-13), Adrian Parker (2-25) and Kyle Baker (2-37) al­most as­sured West­ern Park of vic­tory.

How­ever Ja­son Skobla (59*) didn’t con­cede de­feat, build­ing part­ner­ships with the tailen­ders to keep the Ti­tans in with a sniff, un­for­tu­nately run­ning out of time as they fin­ished on 9/141, 17 ag­o­niz­ing runs short.

Buln show class

Yar­ragon 7/126 def by Buln Buln 2/129 Buln Buln’s class has shone through as they de­feated Yar­ragon for the sec­ond time this sea­son.

Bowl­ing first, the dis­ci­plined Lyre­bird at­tack never al­lowed the Pan­thers to get go­ing as Jack Symes (2-19), Sam Reid (2-19) and Jeff Walsh (2-20) all proved miserly and ef­fec­tive, despite a solid in­nings from Nathan Bright (27), as Yar­ragon limped to 7-126.

In re­ply Buln were never trou­bled. Jeff Walsh (54*) was two classes above his com­pe­ti­tion with a fine knock, while James Fowler (32*) re­gained some much-needed form as the pair helped their side reach the tar­get and claim an eight-wicket vic­tory.

Garfield-Tynong’s James Francs re­turns the ball from the out­field dur­ing the divi­sion three match against West­ern Park;Pho­to­graphs: Paul Co­hen.

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