Kilmore vs Royals
Kilmore was expected to win and win they did.
Only having to chase 99 to win, they did it convincingly, getting the total in 27 overs.
Scott Challis was the pick of the bowlers for Royals, taking two wickets.
Kilmore’s Alex Pearson and Nick McDonald stole the show on the bowling front, taking seven wickets between them.
Broadford vs Pyalong
The game of the round really stood up to its name, with only eight runs separating the second and third placed teams.
Broadford ended their innings at 6/165 after a season-high 39 from Blair Hobba.
The wickets were well shared, including the run-outs of Mitchell Collier and Adrian Brennan.
Pyalong fell just short, running out of overs to take the win.
Collier was the destroyer for Broadford, taking three wickets for only 20 runs, to guide his team to the win.
Broadford’s bowling was also scrutinised, with 19 extras including four no-balls and five wides from Nathan Blackwell.
Around the grounds
In other matches, Eastern Hill defeated Avenel by 51 runs, Puckapunyal won against Flowerdale by 90 runs, Seymour defeated Tallarook by three wickets and Alexandra defeated Yea Tigers by 74 runs. C-GRADE
Eastern Hill vs Pyalong
First versus third on the ladder made for a great game.
Eastern Hill batted first and a partnership of 97 between Declan Clarke and Peter Speechley guided their team to 7/166 at the end of their innings.
Clarke and Speechley were the top scorers for their team, making 77 and 52 respectively.
Pyalong’s Mark Ruddick was the pick of the bowlers, taking 4/35 from his eight overs.
Pyalong pushed to fall three runs short of the Eastern Hill total.
It was helped by a 98-run partnership between Dave Adams and Jesse Cadman who scored 58 and 48 not-out respectively.
Around the grounds
In other matches, Broadford Black defeated Puckapunyal Wanderers by 70 runs, Seymour Gold defeated Alexandra, Nagambie defeated Puckapunyal Nomads by five wickets and Broadford Red defeated Kilmore by seven wickets.
Seymour Maroon had the bye.