BUNDALAGUAH sits alone unbeaten at the top of the Sale-Maffra twenty20 cricket table after defeating Stratford on Tuesday night.
Matt Dowsett scored 58 and claimed two wickets to help the Bulls defeat at home the reigning premier, who was previously unbeaten this season.
After Dowsett and Nathan Massey put on 40 for the first wicket, the Bulls made 9-129 with Sam Tudor scoring 17 and Adam Cairns 13 not out late in the innings. Patrick Gordan took 3-10 and Nathan Thomas 2-18 for the Redbacks.
The Redbacks had a chance to win with Ben Channing scoring 29, Lachie Channing 23 and Chris Aurisch 17, but were 7-101 when Channing was dismissed.
In the search for quick runs, the visitors were all out for 112 in the 19th over with Thomas run out for 15. Brad Smith took 2-14 and Dowsett 2-21 for the Bulls.
MAFFRA held on to defeat Sale City by three runs at home.
The Eagles’ innings of 7-137 was set-up by Sam Evison (45), Josh Rurawhe (38) and Jon Cheer (24). Mitch Bennett and Ray Floyd claimed two wickets each for the Lizards.
Layton Armstrong batted through the Lizards’ innings for an unbeaten 76.
The Lizards were on track for victory before Justin Mitchell was dismissed for 31, ending an 80-run third wicket partnership with Armstrong. The visitors finished on 3-134.
Sale City is the only side yet to taste victory in the twenty20 competition this season.
SALE consolidated third position on the ladder with victory at home against Collegians.
Jarrod Moxey made 43, Ian Wrigglesworth 25 not out and Tom Wicks 18 as the Flying Pigs scored 6-129. Elliott Durrant took 4-15 for the visitor.
Collegians finished on 91 with captain Mark Nicholls scoring 27 and Geoff Wells 15. Ben Howes, Tom Wicks and Lucas Mowat claimed two wickets each for Sale.
ROSEDALE-Kilmany recorded its second consecutive victory, this time against Boisdale-Briagolong.
The home side scored 6-138 with Craig Alcock scoring 44, Brad Scott 34 and Leigh Freshwater 27. Alistair Sandison and Andrew Nicholas claimed two wickets each for the Saints.
The Saints were restricted to 9-106 with Simon Jago scoring 17, Tom Langshaw 15 and Mick Roberts 13. For the Warriors, Alcock took 3-20 and Rohan Diamond 2-4.
For details of the division two matches and next week’s round of fundraising for the family affected by the recent fatal crash at Rosedale, read Friday’s Gippsland Times.