Gippsland Goannas Over 60 cricket team played at Hurlingham Park in Brighton for the Veterans Cricket Victoria match against the Bayside Over 60 team on Sunday.

Rino Metlikovec won the toss and decided the Goannas would bat first.

The two Ray’s, Smith and Floyd, again opened the innings, and after their 30 balls apiece had retired, for 24 and 25 respectively.

Col Carmody and Ken Bailey were the next two, with Carmody bowled for five when the score was 68 in the 13th over 13.

The skipper then joined KB, but was run out for 11. The score was then 2/109.

Bailey retired soon after for a hard-hitting 40 from 23 balls.

Kevin Lanigan made 20 and Murray Moore 22 (both retired) and Bernie Symons was the third wicket to fall LBW, for 20 in the 32nd over, to make it 3/182.

Contributions from Neil Meredith, Ian Southall (21) Ian Gibson (16) and Barrie Nunn took the score to 215 in the 38th over, allowing Floyd to return. He made 10 more and was bowled for 35. Smith returned and made two more to be 26 not out at the end of the 40th over, and the Goannas final tally was 7/235.

The Bayside innings started with Southall bowling two maidens, and Ray Smith taking the first wicket in his third over when the score was 23.

Southall took two wickets in his sixth over, as Meredith took over from Smith, and Nunn also entered the fray.

At drinks, Bayside were 5/78. Meredith took two wickets. Moore replaced him, and Symons replaced Nunn, and took two wickets in his first two overs to have Bayside reeling at 7/113 after 27 overs.

Bailey (1/12), Floyd, Gibson and Carmody all bowled and the score reached 8/158 after the 40th over.

Southall (2/12 from six), Smith (1/17 from four), Meredith (2/16 from six) and Symons (2/6 from six) were the other wicket takers.

Catches were taken by Meredith, Symons (two), Gibson (two), Smith and Metlikovec.

The Goannas Over 50 game against Geelong did not go ahead, and they will play a home game against the Coburg Over 50 team this Sunday.

The Over 60s play South Gippsland at home, also on Sunday, while the Over 70 team will not play till February 13.

Practice continues at Glengarry on Wednesdays from 4.45pm.