Wrigglesworth bats big

A CAREER high score of 197 not out from Ian Wrigglesworth led Sale to a big win over Bundalaguah in round 13 of Sale-Maffra cricket.

With Sale resuming at 5-43 in reply to Bundalaguah’s 129, the home side was further on the back foot after losing Nico Watt early, stumped by Nathan Massey off the bowling of Mark Donald.

But Wrigglesworth would turn the match on its head, combining with Jarrod Moxley to see Sale to victory before pressing the advantage, finishing unbeaten on 197 at stumps to guide his team to the mammoth total of 9-360.

Moxley peeled off a half-century to help his team to first innings points with Adam Cairns ending the 98-run unison with his captain, trapping Moxley in front for an even 50.

Lucas Mowat also provided good support for Wrigglesworth in a partnership of 88 before offering a return catch to Dylan Rowley.

Bundalaguah continued to toil hard, with Callum Polo combining with Wrigglesworth to take the score beyond 300.

Ben Howes finished unbeaten on 19, with Wrigglesworth finishing just shy of a double century.

Saints overcome Eagles

BOISDALE-Briagolong all but ensured it will play finals cricket with victory over Maffra.

Mick Roberts proved the rock at the top of the order for the Saints, scoring a half-century but the match remained in the balance with the Eagles able to take wickets at regular intervals.

From 5-118, Toby Leeds guided the Saints to victory, receiving support from captain Dylan Bolton in a partnership of 68, while Jason Phillips contributed a valuable 17 as the home side edged close to victory.

Leeds would be the final wicket to fall before stumps, offering a catch to Harry Thackray on 75 with the Saints already home.

Redbacks work hard

TOP of the table Stratford were made to work hard for victory over Rosedale-Kilmany.

Several Redbacks batsmen were able to get starts but couldn’t go on with it. Chris Aurisch’s contribution at the top of the order on day one proved valuable, with 34 from Ben Channing helping Stratford get over the line in a tight contest, bowled out for 152 in reply to the Warriors’ 119.

Captain Brad Scott led the way for Rosedale-Kilmany, taking four wickets.

With 17 overs to complete before stumps, the Warriors finished 0-36 in their second innings with Sam Lucas-Laws and Leigh Freshwater unbeaten on 20 and 16 respectively.

Collegians claims victory

WARWICK Hutchins helped Sale City fight it out to the end, but the Lizards ultimately fell short against Collegians.

From 9-93, Hutchins (67) combined with Travis Patterson in a partnership of 53 for the final wicket before Luke Nicholls ended the resistance, with the Lizards bowled out for 146 in reply to 191.

Mitch Bennett and Andrew Tyson were the other City batsmen to reach double figures.

Ned Hurley finished with a five-wicket haul, while Michael Cafferkey returned the figures of 3-41.

Sale City showed fight to the end, restricting Collegians to 4-48 from 26 overs. Wickets were shared, with Scott Howarth the multiple wicket taker.

Captain Mark Nicholls top-scored for Collegians in the second innings, finishing unbeaten on 13.