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BUNDALAGUAH proved too strong for Sale in claiming its 16th Sale-Maffra first grade cricket premiership.
Five wickets from man of the match Trevor Wrigglesworth, in what could be his final first grade game, helped Bundalaguah restrict Sale before the Bulls reached their victory target with six wickets in hand.
Things appeared to be going Sale’s way early on Saturday at Maffra. After captain Ian Wrigglesworth won the coin toss and elected to bat, the Bulls’ Karl High disturbed the timber on a no ball in the first over.
However, the tide turned in Bundalaguah’s favour soon after with Trevor Wrigglesworth and Aaron Lynch dismissing the openers to have Sale at 2-21.
Sale was 3-38 after Trevor Wrigglesworth claimed the wickets to Ben Howes and Jack Wriggleworth, who scored 16.
The partnership between Mitch Evans and Ian Wrigglesworth was promising before Evans’ dismissal, again from the bowling of Trevor Wrigglesworth, ended it on 22.
Trevor claimed his fifth wicket, cousin Ian for 17 with Sale 6-67.
Matt Raidal scored 13 runs, but his dismissal was soon followed by James Dyer’s run-out.
Thomas Wicks and Adam Jackson (17 not out) helped push Sale’s score past 100 with their 41-run ninth wicket partnership.
Wicks was out for 23 with Sale’s innings ended soon after for 131.
Trevor Wrigglesworth took 5-32, Lynch 2-18 with a wicket each to Ben Saxon and Adam Cairns.
With 24 overs to bat until stumps on Saturday, Bundalaguah reached 1-41. Jason Langshaw was the batsman dismissed, leg before wicket to Ian Wrigglesworth for 12.
Saxon gave the Bulls a positive start to play on Sunday until being caught by Jack Wrigglesworth down the ground off the bowling of Wicks for 28.
Opening batsman High provided a supporting role, while scoring 21 runs of his own. When he was dismissed, the Bulls were 3-74.
Nathan Massey’s dismissal for 16 came after the umpires discussed whether the ball had carried from his bat to Ian Wrigglesworth fielding in close.
At 4-86, Bulls captain Matthew Dowsett joined Adrian Burgiel in the middle, the pair quickly reached the victory target. Bundalaguah finished on 4-134.
Wicks was Sale’s only multiple wicket-taker, with 2-23. Ian Wrigglesworth and Dyer claimed a wicket each.