STRATFORD began the defence of its Sale-Maffra twenty20 cricket premiership with victory at Maffra on Tuesday night.
The Redbacks were bowled out in the 20th over for 124 with Chris Aurisch scoring 31 and Sam Anstee 23.
Josh Rurawhe and Josh Davis took three wickets each for Maffra.
Rurawhe looked to give the Eagles’ innings a good start but was dismissed for 24. Sam Evison contributed 15 and Heath Shingles 19, but the side was bowled out in the final over for 107.
Simon Williams and James Russell claimed three wickets each for the Redbacks.
COLLEGIANS recorded a comfortable win at home over Sale City.
The Lizards scored 6-99 from their 20 overs with Jarryd Floyd scoring an unbeaten 33 and opener Layton Armstrong making 16.
Mike Cafferkey (28) and Nick Grainger (19) set the home side on its way to victory with a 54-run opening stand.
Geoff Wells and Kerrod Macgregor-Davies scored 34 runs each as Collegians finished on 6-150. Troy Ankers took three wickets for Sale City.
BUNDALAGUAH overcame Boisdale-Briagolong at home.
Boisdale-Briagolong scored 9-82 with Steven Noble scoring 19 and Tom Langshaw 15.
The Bulls passed the Saints’ total with five wickets in hand. Dylan Rowley scored 31, Brad Smith 25 and Sam Bedggood 16, while Jonty Landy claimed 4-17 for the Saints.
SALE defeated Rosedale-Kilmany in a tight contest at Rosedale.
James Dyer and Jack Wrigglesworth both took 4-10 as Sale, playing as the Flying Pigs, bowled the Warriors out for 79 in the 18th over.
Jarrod Moxey scored 28 to help Sale to 6-81 in reply.
SALE defeated Collegians with two balls to spare.
Collegians scored 8-94 with Joel Cowell unbeaten on 19. Chris Hudson scored an unbeaten 42 to help the Redd Catts to victory as they finished on 6-97.
WURRUK was too good for Stradbroke at Longford.
Jamie Sheilds scored 24 not out as the Stormers made 8-73 before the Toads responded with 7-118 led by Eranda Aponso on 49, Kevin Arbuthnot 23 and Zac Robinson 22.
THE next round will be held on Tuesday, November 12.