Maffra moves into third

MAFFRA’S victory over Stratford on Saturday moved it into third place on the Sale-Maffra cricket ladder.

After scoring 213, the Eagles bowled the Redbacks out for 119.

The win earned the Eagles a shot at the Fischer Cup one-day final the next day.

Maffra’s imposing score was set-up by a 103-run opening stand between Daniel Bedggood (78) and Heath Shingles (56).

Shingles and Lee Hopkins (55 not out) put on 55 runs for the third wicket.

The Redbacks did well to prevent the Eagles making a bigger score, claiming the last six wickets for 25 runs.

Sam Anstee claimed 4-23, Perry Hill 3-33 and Jack Rietschel 2-34 for Stratford.

A middle order collapse ended the Redbacks’ hopes of winning.

Opener Dylan Bolton scored 28 and Rietschel 26 at number four, but the quick loss of wickets put the Eagles in control.

Tailenders Harry Levy scored 17 and Rylee Jenkins 10 to ensure Stratford passed 100.

Josh Davis took 4-28 from his eight overs and Hopkins 3-25 to go with his is fine effort with the bat.

BUNDALAGUAH moved into fourth position on the ladder after defeating Boisdale-Briagolong.

The Bulls scored 9-177 before bowling the home side out for 148.

Jason Langshaw top-scored for the Bulls with 56, and had support from captain Sam Bedggood (27), Andrew McKenzie (21) and Lachlan Wrigglesworth (18).

Mick Roberts was the best of the Saints’ bowlers, with 3-27, with Louis Howard and Alex Mason taking two wickets each.

Openers Mason (35) and Roberts (21) gave the Saints’ reply a promising start, but the loss of wickets at regular intervals hampered the chase.

Captain Liam Hurst scored 24, with three scores in the teens.

Nathan Whitford cleaned up the Saints tail, finishing with

5-23. Dylan Rowley and Bedggood each claimed two wickets.

LADDER leader Collegians was too strong for Sale.

Stuart Anderson scored an unbeaten 93 as the home side finished on 4-200. The Swans were bowled out for 123 in reply.

The win earned College the right to host Sunday’s Fischer Cup final as the top side on the one-day ladder.

Jayden Allison (31) and Matt Foster (23) batted well with Anderson to help Collegians compile a winning total.

Geoff Wells scored 30 for Sale, captain Steve Parry 23, Nathan Massey 21 and Hayden Glover 19, but the Swans needed a big score to base the innings on.

For Collegians, Jack Tatterson claimed 3-30, with two wickets each from Zac Hurley and Charlie Morrison.

LONGFORD defeated Rosedale-Kilmany by eight wickets to maintain second spot.

After the visiting Warriors scored 4-146, the Lizards lost only two wickets as they reached their target inside 36 overs.

The Warriors relinquished fourth spot with the defeat.

All four Longford batsmen got starts, led by captain David Atkinson, unbeaten on 48. Atkinson and Connor Hughes had an unbroken 76-run partnership to see the Lizards home.

At the top of the order, Mathew Johns scored 31 and Andrew Tyson 21.

Earlier, Rohan Diamond top-scored for RK with 53.

Diamond and captain Brad Scott (34) put on 80 runs for the third wicket. Both were caught by Atkinson off the bowling of Hughes, the match’s only multiple wicket-taker, with 2-38.

Opener Anthony Scott scored 29.