Rain frustrates

MOST matches in Sale-Maffra cricket were washed-out on Saturday, with just two fourth grade matches and one under 14 game getting a result.

Some good work by curators saw play go ahead at Heyfield and Nambrok in fourth grade and at College in the under 14s, with the home teams taking the points.

Players at Sale waited until afternoon tea before the match was abandoned, with no play possible in all first grade matches.

Bundalaguah and Rosedale-Kilmany head the table with four wins, while Maffra, Collegians and Sale follow with three wins. Boisdale-Briagolong is a further six points back, while Stratford remains two wins outside the top four, with Sale City still searching for its first win.

All second grade matches were also abandoned. Heyfield and Stratford are undefeated and lead the pack from Wurruk, just two points back, while Sale rounds out the top four, percentage points clear of Collegians.

Bundalaguah took the points in third grade, by virtue of a Rosedale-Kilmany forfeit. The points move Bundalaguah to third, behind Sale and Sale City and ahead of Collegians.

In fourth grade at Heyfield, the home side posted 139 before restricting Stradbroke to 109.

Hayden Edwards led the scoring for Heyfield with an unbeaten 48, while Heath Glenn led the bowling for the Storm with three wickets. Heath Glenn, Greg Shields and Richard Lees showed some resistance in Stradbroke’s reply, but a lower order collapse saw it fall short.

Todd Sunderman led the bowling for Heyfield with 4-8.

At Nambrok, Scott Lovas (26) and Graeme Lord (29 not out) led the way in the Hawks’ 9-112. Dan Cormack (3-13) and Scott Lovas (2-12) did the damage with the ball, with Wurruk bowled out for 95.

All other fourth grade matches were abandoned. Collegians, Maffra, Bundalaguah and Sale make up the top four, with Boisdale-Broagolong just one point outside.

In the under 16s, Maffra had taken first innings points on day one, with other teams forced to share the points. The Eagles’ win helped it bridge the gap to the top four, now just two points outside.

Collegians sit at top of the table undefeated, followed by Sale, Bundalaguah and Sale City.

In the under 14s at College, the home side chased down Sale’s 132, eventually posting 6-175.

Henry Anderson and Jonty McGuiness both retired on 35, while Tom Morrison finished unbeaten on 30. Cameron Wrigglesworth picked up three wickets for Sale.

Collegians, Sale, Bundalaguah and Sale City make up the top four, while Maffra and Stratford are also in the hunt.