Lizards avoid outright defeat

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DECLARING on its overnight score of 6-214, Stratford was forced to settle for first innings points against Sale City in round six of Sale-Maffra cricket.

With Sale City slipping to 5-21 in its second innings, the Redbacks were a big chance to snare outright victory but some lower order Lizards resistance saved outright defeat. The match was called at the 43-over mark with the home side 7-67.

Jack Tatterson, who finished with 6-25 in the second innings, gave the Redbacks a good look at maximum points. Lachie Floyd, Vujashuoani Kuma and Tom Hall all fell to Tatterson early with the Lizards slipping to 3-7.

Trevor Williams was doing his best to hold it together at the top of the order, and found some support in Jarryd Floyd, taking the score to 20 before Tatterson removed both in quick succession.

Mitch Bennett and Layton Armstrong, who scored an innings high 28, combined in a 39-run partnership with the Lizards’ defensive approach successful in staving off outright defeat.

Nathan Thomas was introduced into the attack with immediate success, breaking the partnership, but the match was called soon after with Luke Hedger and Justin Mitchell at the crease for the Lizards.

Warriors take care of Sale

ROSEDALE-Kilmany also had to settle for first innings points after making short work of Sale.

Resuming on 4-14 in reply to the Warriors’ 165, Sale captain Ian Wrigglesworth was the only batsman to reach double figures with his side was bowled out for 42.

Jack Holt, who returned the impressive figures of 5-9 from 13 overs, inflicted most of the damage with some help from captain Brad Scott, who returned the figures of 3-24. Rohan Diamond finished the innings with 2-3 from two overs.

Asked to bat again, Sale reached 0-19 after 12 overs before the Warriors settled on first innings points.

Nicho Watt and Callum Polo were the unbeaten batsmen in Sale’s second innings.

Thackray ton sees Eagles home

AFTER losing two early wickets, Harry Thackray and Josh Rurawhe saw Maffra home against Bundalaguah.

Jason Maidorn got through the defences of Brett Lanigan and Josh Davis early on day two, but that’s where the joy ended for Bundalaguah with Thackray and Rurawhe combining to see Maffra home.

Tom Anderson broke the 125-run partnership, removing Rurawhe on 84, but Thackray was able to go on with it, finishing unbeaten on 104 to help the Eagles to 8-313.

Thackray found good support in Brett Millington, 35, to push the total beyond 300.

Daniel Bedggood picked up two late wickets to finish with 2-34, while Trevor Wrigglesworth also picked up a wicket on day two.