Lizards take the lead

Bundalaguah’s Dylan Rowley completes his hat-trick by bowling Collegians’ Jack Tatterson.

Bundalaguah’s Dylan Rowley completes his hat-trick by bowling Collegians’ Jack Tatterson.

LONGFORD moved to the top of the Sale-Maffra cricket ladder after defeating Boisdale-Briagolong.

After scoring 7-332 the weekend before, the Lizards dismissed the visiting Saints for 177 on Saturday.

The Saints lost Steve Noble with the score on one before Mick Roberts and Shaun May put on 97 runs for the second wicket. The stand ended when May was bowled by Connor Hughes for 21.

Boisdale-Briagolong lost four quick wickets, including that of Roberts, trapped in front by Kerrod Macgregor-Davies for 74, leaving the Saints 6-120.

Jonathon Outhart, 23, tried to push the score along, but was one of four wickets claimed by Calum Jackson as the Saints fell 155 runs short of the Lizards. Hughes finished with three wickets.

Matt Foster scored a century for Collegians.

Matt Foster scored a century for Collegians.

COLLEGIANS defeated Bundalaguah, but not with some late drama.

The home side was in control at 4-152 in reply to the Bulls 174, only for Dylan Rowley to claim a hat-trick of wickets. Jack Tatterson, Jayden Allison and Charlie Morrison were the victims.

The batsman at the other end was Matt Foster, who was on his way to an unbeaten 103. Stuart Anderson joined Foster in the middle to see College to victory.

Collegians scored 7-268 when time was called, with Anderson unbeaten on 72.

Earlier, Ben Hurley gave Collegians a good start, scoring 66.

Rowley finished with 5-76 from 21 overs for the Bulls.

College is in second place on the ladder, 0.004 behind Longford.

Brett Lannigan scored 66 for Maffra.

Brett Lannigan scored 66 for Maffra.

MAFFRA'S successful chase against Sale moved the Eagles into third place.

After Sale scored 287, the visitors responded with 346 on Saturday.

Chasing such a challenging total, the Eagles needed three batsmen to step-up. Daniel Bedggood (100), Brett Lanigan (66) and Josh Rurawhe (64) obliged.

Lanigan and Josh Davis (37) put on 67 runs for the second wicket.

Hayden Glover took the first three wickets of the Maffra innings, leaving the Eagles 3-122. Bedggood joined Lee Hopkins (25) for a 77-run fourth wicket stand.

Rurawhe helped Maffra pass Sale's total with four wickets in hand.

Ben Howes took 4-42 and Glover 3-62 as the Swans were consigned to back-to-back defeats.

CORMAC Hassett scored his second century of the season as Stratford defeated Rosedale-Kilmany.

Unbeaten on 101, Hassett was the stand-out batsman in the Redbacks' total of 9-199 in reply to the Warriors' 172. Dylan Bolton was Stratford's next best, scoring 24.

The Redbacks moved passed the Warriors into fifth place on the ladder, narrowly outside the top four.

Brad Scott was the pick of the RK bowlers, taking 3-61.

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