High scoring weekend

A CENTURY to Jarryd Floyd wasn’t enough to help Sale City to victory in round six of Sale-Maffra cricket, with Mick Roberts matching his efforts for Boisdale-Briagolong.

Opening the batting, Roberts’ 128 saw the Saints past the Lizards’ competitive total of 9-233.

Floyd was the key to Sale City’s competitive total, last man out for 117, as the Lizards finished 9-233 at the compulsory close in challenging heat. Floyd was supported by Mitch Bennett, Layton Armstrong and Luke Hedger.

Captain Dylan Bolton toiled hard for the Saints, sending down 22 overs to finish pick off the bowlers with 4-95, while Andrew Nicholas and Liam Hurst also worked hard in the heat, bowling 18 overs and picking up two wickets each.

Roberts was the key in Boisdale-Briagolong’s successful run chase on Sunday, the fifth wicket to fall with the Saints already past the Lizards’ total. Roberts combined with Steve Noble to get the chase off to a good start with an opening partnership of 77 and built good partnerships with Tom Langshaw and Bolton to get the Saints within striking distance.

Ben May was unbeaten on 24 as the Saints finished on 7-293 at the compulsory close.

Mitch Bennett was pick of the bowlers for the Lizards with 3-51.

A COMPETITIVE total of 243 in the heat on Saturday set-up Bundalaguah’s bid for outright victory over Collegians.

Bundalaguah’s top order of Adam Cairns, Joel Powell and Daniel Bedggood all got starts but couldn’t go on with it, with Mark Nicholls and Stuart Anderson picking up the early wickets for Collegians.

Nathan Massey and Michael Jones combined with the score at 3-38 and steadied ship with a partnership of 106 before a half-century to Matt Dowsett saw Bundalaguah beyond 200.

Aaron Lynch and Tom Anderson made good lower order contributions to help Bundalaguah to 243.

Anderson led the way with the ball for Collegians with a five-wicket haul.

Collegians never really got going in reply, bowled out for 88 with Jayden Allison the top scorer with 17. Ben Hurley, Nick Grainger and Daniel Fleming were the other batsmen to manage double figures.

Spin again did the damage for Bundalaguah, with Dowsett and Mark Donald taking four wickets each.

After Bundalaguah enforced the follow-on, Collegians made a better fist of it in the second innings but solid contributions from Sam Morelli, Anderson and Grainger were not enough to stave off outright defeat.

Lynch led the way with the ball in his return to the Bundalaguah first grade side with a five-wicket haul in the second innings, helping his side bowl Collegians out for 126 to claim maximum points.

A CENTURY to Brett Lanigan helped Maffra to a big score and subsequent win over Rosedale-Kilmany.

Lanigan dominated the scoring in an opening partnership of 79 with Brad Coridas, and also had good support from Heath Shingles in a fifth wicket stand of 102.

Tim Bourke and Ben Durrant remained unbeaten at the compulsory close, seeing the Eagles to 9-321.

Anthony Scott led the way for the Warriors with a five-wicket haul.

Nathan Magnuson and Jon Dovey again inflicted early damage for Maffra, with the Warriors never recovering from 7-47, eventually bowled out for 103.

Andrew Davidson led the fight back for the Warriors with 25, but Durrant and Harry Thackray were able to wrap up the innings.

Maffra finished at 2-133 with good contributions from Bourke, Durrant and Thackray.

STRATFORD also scored big to defeat Sale.

Sale captain Ian Wrigglesworth won the toss and elected to bat, but was third man out, caught behind off Jack Tatterson, with the score on 24.

Mikey Hill and Mitch Evans both made starts, but Stratford still had Sale in trouble at 9-84.

Lucas Mowat and Ben Howes combined for a last innings partnership of 68 to ensure they had something to defend. Howes and Mowat also led the way with the ball, and when the former trapped Jack Tatterson in front for 55 to make it 6-122, Sale was still in the game.

Taylor Tatterson then combined with Simon Williams to see Stratford home, with Simon Waixel also getting in on the act with an unbeaten half century in Stratford’s big total of 8-318.