Sale defeats Collegians to claim Kevin Hogan Cup

Collegians and Sale played for the inaugural Kevin Hogan Cup on Saturday, named in honour of the Gippsland sporting icon who played for both clubs. Pictured are Collegians captain Jack Tatterson, Kevins son Damien Hogan and Sale captain Rohan Blandford.

Collegians and Sale played for the inaugural Kevin Hogan Cup on Saturday, named in honour of the Gippsland sporting icon who played for both clubs. Pictured are Collegians captain Jack Tatterson, Kevins son Damien Hogan and Sale captain Rohan Blandford.

SALE-Maffra cricket ladder leader Sale took home the inaugural Kevin Hogan Cup following its win over Collegians.

With the trophy's namesake a legend of local sport and having played for both clubs, the Swans and Collegians saw it only fitting to create such a tribute to Hogan, who died late last year.

Sale batted first after wining the toss and closed at 4-184.

The side was in big trouble early at 3-14 and was staring down the barrel of an early dismissal before Nathan Massey and Coenie Nel put on 103 for the fourth wicket.

Massey scored an unbeaten 66 and Nel continued his prolific season with 63.

Matt Raidal also proved his worth after being sent in at number six, scoring 32 from 34 balls.

Jack Tatterson took 2-52 for College.

Collegians began its innings well, with 53 on the board before the first wicket was taken.

After the initial breakthrough, things quickly disintegrated for College, which lost its final seven wickets for 36.

Opener Zac Hurley topscored with 54, but was bereft of support.

Wickets were shared among the Sale bowlers, with Nel (3-19), Tim Dessent (2-24), Ben Jones (2-34) and Brody Dobson (2-40) all chipping in.

BUNDALAGUAH got the points over Maffra in a close game.

Batting first, the Bulls made 4-192 with Steve Spoljaric scoring 90, Matt Dowsett 48 and Sam Bedggood 29. Ben Durant was the Eagles' best bowler, taking 2-45.

In reply, Lee Hopkins led all comers with 92, but unlike the Bulls, who had a few contributors, the Eagles found no one to help the opener and were eventually all out for 180.

Spoljaric backed up his efforts with the bat and took 3-25. Bedggood did likewise and took 3-27, along with spinner Cloete Buitendag who took 2-33.

ROSEDALE-KILMANY blitzed Longford, in what turned into a shellacking.

The Lizards were bowled out for 38 as Dylan Rowley ran riot for the Warriors, taking 4-15. Brad Scott (2-10) and Cameron Alcock (2-10) also took scalps as all Longford players were all back in the sheds before drinks.

Rosedale-Kilmany then put Longford out of its misery, getting the required runs in nine overs.

The only downside for the Warriors is that they may have been denied an outright win after play was abandoned last week and the match was turned into a one-dayer.

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