Broadford vs Yea Tigers
What started as a close top-of-the-table match, after day one turned into a bit of a blowout as Broadford scored a quick-fire 6/155 and declared in their second innings.
Unfortunately for Yea, they ran out of time to fall 141 runs short of a win.
Top scorers for Broadford were Ashley Wood with 39 in the first innings, Tyrell Dunne with 39 and Cameron Berry with 35, both in the second innings.
Yea’s scoring was average, with only Matthew Lockhart reaching a credible 30.
On the bowling side, it was Yea’s Aiden McSpeerin with the match’s best figures of 4/16.
Andrew Chisholm chimed in Yea’s first bowling innings with 3/33.
For Broadford, it was Cameron Berry with the best figures, 4/30 off 16 overs and Braden Hickey certainly helped by taking 3/21.
Kilmore vs Avenel
Avenel were favourites to win this match and win they did.
It only took one innings of play to beat Kilmore, with 307 the winning score.
A wonderful 120 not out by William Wheeler of Avenel, helping to steer his team to the 108-run win.
He was helped by bowler Jack Hesse, who scored 44 before being caught on a Joshua Buttler ball.
The best bowling figures for Kilmore came from Jayme Lowe with 4/48.
In Kilmore’s innings, they started on shaky ground, with Dale Tassone caught LBW for five.
But a 39-run partnership between Buttler and Ashley Lovick got them on their way.
But that was about the best they got to, because they then lost wickets at regular intervals which led to the team being bowled out for 199.
Nagambie vs Tallarook
A 132-run not-out innings by Tallarook’s Jac Smith-Williams helped his team defeat bottom-of-the-table Nagambie.
Nagambie was forced to follow-on after only reaching 138 all out.
Nagambie couldn’t do the job, needing to get a further 104 to win.
They already had their backs to the wall, only having 12 overs left in the day to get the runs.
It proved too much, as they only scored 1/36 at the end of play, meaning Tallarook won by 68 runs.