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Two-day matches start well

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December 14, 2017

Broadford defeated Yea Tigers away to claim the 2017/2018 Seymour District Cricket Association one day premiership.

A-GRADE

The first of the two-day matches started on the weekend with all the first innings teams batting it out.

Avenel top-scored with 8/307 from their 80 overs against Kilmore.

In Nagambie, Tallarook declared their innings at 8/242 with Jac Smith-Williams scoring an unbeaten 132.

He was well assisted by captain Leigh Irving with a solid knock of 41.

The best bowler for Nagambie was Brayden Briggs with 3/59 after 21 overs.

Nagambie has struggled in their chase, scoring only 10 runs after seven overs with the loss of two wickets.

Both William and Andrew Dundon have one wicket each.

Meanwhile, Yea Tigers are well on the way to taking the points in their match against Broadford.

Broadford were bowled out for 119 in 47 overs, with Ashley Wood top-scoring with 39.

Their score was kept down by some brilliant bowling by Yea’s Aidan McSpeerin who bowled 4/16 from six overs.

At the end of the day’s play, Yea finished on 3/69 with Matthew Lockhart and Lachlan Beattie at the crease.

Cameron Berry is the pick of the bowlers for Broadford — already taking two wickets.

The second day’s play starts at 1pm on Saturday.

B-GRADE

Yea Tigers v Seymour

In B-grade cricket, Yea Tigers were defeated by Seymour, in what seemed to be a tight tussle.

At the end of the Tigers’ innings, they managed a solid 9/109 for their 45 overs.

In reply, Seymour reached the total with six over to spare.

Ashley Cook top-scored for the Yea side, but was nearly overtaken by the amount of extras in their innings.

A seasons best 5/10 by Simon Van Duinen tore through the Tigers line-up, which was aptly supported by Daniel McLarty with two wickets.

Michael Woldhuis chimed in with a single wicket.

Another five-wicket haul was taken in the Yea bowling innings with a career best 5/25 by Jack Christie.

Brett Gordon top-scored with 30 for the visitors, with Joseph Pollock scoring 22 before being bowled out for an LBW.

Eastern Hill v Alexandra

Meanwhile, Eastern Hill came up one run short of pulling off a win against top-of-the-table Alexandra.

Alexandra finished their innings at all out for 114, with Jordan Purcell top-scoring with 37.

While Eastern Hill’s bowling was quite expensive, with 26 extras bowled including 17 wides, the wicket-taking was shared around.

Matt Hall managed to take the top of the wicket-taking standings, with four wickets and Fraser Lewis, Izaac Feery and Alex Hay getting two wickets each.

In reply, Eastern Hill were bowled out for 113 at the end of the 34th over.

Brayden Speechley top-scored with 40.

Jordan Purcell kept his player of the match status going, taking four wickets for 27 runs.

Other games

In other games, Puckapunyal had an easy win over Avenel and Kilmore beat Pyalong by 36 runs.

Broadford and Tallarook all gained points as well after Flowerdale and Royals forfeited.

C-GRADE

Eastern Hill v Broadford Black

There was an upset win for Broadford Black in the Seymour and District Cricket C grade on the weekend.

They bet top-of-the-table Eastern Hill by four wickets with 15 overs to spare.

The total of 125 to chase for Black was too easy, with 44 from Connor Stute, 31 from Darren Saunders and 21 from Dallas Redenbach.

It wasn’t all doom and gloom for Eastern Hill, with spearhead Hayden Szczykulski taking all six of the Broadford wickets.

Alexandra v Seymour Maroon

Seymour Maroon were smashed by Alexandra in their game at Alexandra.

The maroons were bowled out for a dissapointing 70 in the 33rd over.

It was an easy get for Alexandra, who only needed 18 overs and the fall of one wicket to reach the total.

Michael Coombs top-scored with 50 before being caught off a Mitch McGuinness ball.

Other games

In other games, Puckapunyal Wanderers beat Kilmore by 38 runs; Broadford Red defeated Nagambie by two wickets and Pyalong gained the points after Seymour Gold forfeited their match.

Puckapunyal Nomads had the bye.

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