The Border Watch : February 3rd 2015
40 BARBER SHIELD CRICKET VISIT US ONLINE borderwatch.com.au Kongorong surprises ladder leaders Takes 1st innings points over Yahl; West Gambier in trouble against East REVOR A JACKSON CRICKET VISIT US ONLINE borderwatch.com.au Kongorong surprises ladder leaders Takes 1st innings points over Yahl; West Gambier in trouble against East REVOR A JACKSON firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com NORTH Sportsmen’s and Kongorong have taken first innings points over Penola and Yahl respectively on Day 1 of Round 7 of the Barber Shield cricket season. North managed its good start to the round by bowling Penola out for just 99 runs and reaching 105 with the bat while Kongorong was more impressive, disposing of Yahl for 102 and making 130 before the end of play. South Gambier managed a solid 231 in its first innings against Mil Lel, having the latter in early trouble at 1/13 after five overs. Meanwhile, two six-wicket hauls from West Gambier’s Shane Dycer and East Gambier’s Simon Golebiowski has seen a strange day of cricket, with the bowlers clearly on top. East struggled along to 110 with the bat, but turned the tables on West, having the side 7/41 at stumps to look like claiming first innings points in that match. Yahl 102 v Kongorong 4/130 at Marist Park IN a decision that paid dividends, Kongorong won the toss and sent Yahl in to bat. However, Yahl was off to a solid start, with Jon Clayton and Nick Walters putting on an opening partnership of 25 before Clayton was caught behind off the bowling of Aaron Lightbody for 12. A run of low scores then resulted in a struggle for Yahl, with Walters holding up his end while the remainder of the batsmen fell around him. There were no other double- THAT’S OUT: Will Stafford had no defence against this sizzling delivery from Kongorong bowler Michael Waters. figure scores until Nicolas Brown came in at number nine. Walters was still hanging around and building an innings but was fast running out of partners. Brown managed to amass 15 runs but when Brown fell for 39, it was all but over for Yahl. Its final total of 102 was always going to be hard to defend, and having faced just 44 overs, Kongorong was in the box seat to take first-innings points and go on to set a big target for Yahl to chase on Day 2. Despite losing four wickets along the way, Kongorong managed to reach a respectable 130 off 32 overs. Alex Hentschke top scored with 40, adding to his four-wicket haul with the ball. Kongorong also look set to take outright victory. Penola 99 v North 3/105 at McCorquindale Park SOLID START: Yahl opening batsman, Nick Walters top scored with a patient 39 in Saturday’s game against Kongorong at Marist Park. Pictures: ASHLEY EARL 40 - The Border Watch, Tuesday, February 3, 2015 WITH its season looking all but done, Penola was looking to salvage something from the season when it hosted North, but again its top order struggled to make inroads after being sent in to bat. Having just 18 runs in total LIMITED TIME: Aaron Schultz only spent limited time at the crease for East against West at the weekend. FLEETING PERFORMANCE: East Gambier middle order batsman, Dion Stratford was restricted to just seven runs against West on Saturday. on the board, Oliver March was sent packing, having made just the solitary offering, and just four runs later Michael McGurk also departed, although he had managed to amass 19 runs, but with only one more added to the score Nick Fulton was gone and Penola was in early trouble. Jase Bateman and Matt Merrett steadied the ship somewhat before Bateman failed to go with a score, falling for 15 with the score at 51. Merrett went with only six more added to the total, having 14 to his name while Curt Evans could only offer a solitary run. Lewis March held up the middle order, somehow finding 24 runs, but there was little else to speak of. Penola lasted just 55 overs, giving North ample time to chase down the total for first-innings points and the chance to set up an outright victory. Despite the failure of Michael Johnston, falling first up for no offering, North settled in with Jake Schutz and Michael McInerney finding runs. The pair added 35 before Schutz fell 10. Damian Kenny joined McInerney and the pair continued to push hard for runs, with the latter reaching his half-century before the end of play, but Kenny fell short, out for 40. North sits in a comfortable position approaching Day 2 at 3/105. East 110 v West 7/41 at Frew Park WEST would have been feeling confident going into this match. After sending East in to bat and claiming a host of early wickets, that confidence would have been growing by the ball. With the top order gone for just 42 runs, it was left to Simon Golebiowski and Scott Allen to rescue the side. Not one double-figure score had been reached before the pair went to work, with Shane Dycer ripping through the top order for a well-deserved six-wicket haul. But it was Ryan Hosking who was required to end the run fest once Golebiowski and Allen hit their straps. The pair were finding the boundary almost at will and managed to add a respectable 57 before both fell within a run of each other. But it had been enough to rescue the side from an almost certain outright defeat. However, as West headed to the crease with the bat, Golebiowski went to work with the ball, decimating the West batting line-up and claiming six wickets of his own to end the day with West struggling at 7/41.
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