Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Classies -

The A-Re­serve Lak­ers have suf­fered their first loss of the sea­son in a top of the table clash against Ovens Val­ley United.

On the road for the first time this year, the Lak­ers headed into the hills for an ex­cit­ing clash with fel­low un­de­feated team Ovens Val­ley United.

Stand in cap­tain Bren­dan Lewis lost the toss, and the Lak­ers were again asked to bat first. Bren­dan Hill opened the bat­ting with his fourth part­ner in four rounds, joined in the mid­dle by young­ster Ja­cob Bartlett. Yar­ra­wonga Mul­wala man­aged to bat out their 36 overs, post­ing a com­pet­i­tive 7 for 149 for the home side to chase.

Bren­dan Lewis’s rich vein of form con­tin­ued, post­ing 35 be­fore be­ing dis­missed, with con­tri­bu­tions from Sam Lidger­wood and Ja­cob Bartlett as well.

Ovens Val­ley put on a 70 run stand for the open­ing wicket, be­fore vet­eran Gary Brown- ing col­lected two quick wick­ets to get the Lak­ers back into the con­test. Brown­ing fin­ished with fig­ures of 3 for 24 from his 8 overs to again be the pick of the bowlers.

Un­for­tu­nately, the ef­forts of Brown­ing were in vein, as the OVCC was able to chase down the Lak­ers score, fin­ish­ing 5 for 154 from their 36 overs.

A-Re­serve are on the road again in Round 5 and will be look­ing to bounce back to win­ning ways quickly against De­latite.

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