Sharks remain in top tier

David Braithwaite

SALE-Maffra avoided relegation from provincial division at cricket Country Week.

The Sharks thumped Warrnambool in Thursday’s play-off at Carlton.

Brad Scott claimed 6-21 as the Sharks skittled their opponent for 91 in 29 overs. Jack Tatterson took 3-20.

Only two Warrnambool players reached double figures.

The Sharks took 11 overs to pass Warrnambool’s total, with seven wickets in hand.

Rohan Blandford scored an unbeaten 44 from 31 balls faced, while Tatterson made 23.