COLLEGIANS broke through for its first victory of the Sale-Maffra cricket season in a high scoring encounter against Sale.
Half-centuries from Nico Watt and Brad Jones helped Sale to the strong total of 9-198, with Jarred Moxley, Tom Wicks and James Dyer also getting starts in the middle order.
Jack Goodwin led the way for Collegians with 3-25, while Mark Nicholls and Michael Cafferkey were the other multiple wicket takers.
Matt Foster and Geoff Wells both registered half-centuries at the top of the order, with Ben Hurley and Cafferkey continuing their good work to get the home side in a favourable position.
Ben Howes and Watt did their best to stem the tide for Sale, but Collegians finished with 5-207 to register its first win of the season.
Warriors win tight contest
ROSEDALE-Kilmany also broke through for its first win of the season, defeating reigning premier Bundalaguah in a tight contest.
Jason Langshaw, Sam Bedggood and recruit Winston Gieschen led the scoring for Bundalaguah, while Brad Smith and Matt Dowsett also got starts to help the visitor to 8-135.
Captain Brad Scott and Hayden Glover opened the bowling and shared five wickets between them, while Max Merton, Tom Love and Ian Freshwater each picked up one wicket.
Isaac Love ensured every Warrior contributed in restricting Bundalaguah, going at just two an over from his allotted eight.
Trevor Wrigglesworth got an early breakthrough for Bundalaguah before Geoff Kinnish and Adam Diamond steadied for the home side.
Spinner Mark Donald began the Bundalaguah fightback, removing Kinnish, while quick wickets to Dowsett and Dylan Rowley put the visitor back on top.
Bundalaguah kept chipping away, with wickets to Smith and Jason Maidorn ensuring the contest would go down to the wire.
Rohan Diamond was the hero for the Warriors, guiding his side home with an unbeaten 47. He had good support from Tom Love, unbeaten on 14, as the Warriors finished their 40 overs just two runs ahead.
Rurawhe hits century
JOSH Rurawhe registered the first century of the season as Maffra accounted for Sale City.
Rurawhe rode his luck on the way to 114, combining with Brett Lanigan to see the Eagles home after the loss of two early wickets.
Earlier, the Eagles attack restricted the Lizards to 91, each bowler doing their job with the wickets shared.
Jim Beaumont led the way with 3-17, while Nathan Magnuson returned the figures of 2-8 off eight overs. Part-timer Heath Shingles also chipped in with two wickets.
Jarryd Floyd, Vujashuoani Kuma, Scott Howarth and Mitch Bennett all reached double figures for Sale City.
Early wickets to Lachie Floyd and Howarth had the Lizards in the game early, before Lanigan and Rurawhe combined to see the Eagles secure the points.
Luke Hedger removed Lanigan, while Howarth was rewarded for his hard work with the wicket of Rurawhe.
Rurawhe’s century helped the Eagles to post 4-188 in reply.