Winning start for Sharks

SALE-Maffra has begun Country Week with victory over Gippsland Cricket League premier Bairnsdale.

At Frankston on Monday, solid contributions from Josh Rurawhe (49), Brad Scott (46), Brett Lanigan (44), Ben Saxon (43) and Dylan Bolton (35 not out) helped the Sharks post 9-260 in their 50 overs.

Scott Davidson claimed three wickets for Bairnsdale.

Bairnsdale lost key wickets at the wrong times before being bowled out for 237 in the 46th over,

Rohan Blandford scored 58 and Reagan Kyle 49. They were two of nine Bairnsdale batsmen to score in double figures.

For Sale-Maffra, Bolton took 3-46 and captain Jack Tatterson 2-20.

On Tuesday, Sale-Maffra will play Mornington Peninsula at Casey Fields in Cranbourne.