Seven straight for Goannas

THE Gippsland Goannas over 60s cricket side notched its seventh win in as many games with a hard-fought victory against Bayside at Highett on Sunday, 20 January.

Batting first, Gippsland was in trouble at 3/32 early in its innings before a hard-hitting 37 from Kevin Lanigan, 41 retired from Goannas captain Val Popov and a steady 21 from Kelvin Bond restored the innings.

At the death, Peter Dell (29*) and Allan Evans (10) hit out to produce a final score of 8 for 158 off 40 overs.

The Gippsland bowlers performed well to secure a comfortable win defending a moderate score.

Ian Southall (2/17) and Evans (0/14) opened the bowling economically, while Alex Dowsett (3/10) and Bond (2/10) turned the game Gippsland’s way.

Graeme Freshwater took one wicket, a catch was taken by Ian Southall and a stumping effected by Ian Gibson.

Bayside was held to 7/108 in its 40 overs, giving the Goannas a 50-run victory.

The next game for the Goannas will be at Maffra on Sunday, 3 February, against the Australian Cricket Society.

Training continues at Glengarry on Wednesday nights at 5pm and Maffra on Thursdays at 6pm.

New players are welcome.

For more information, phone Val Popov on 5148 2379 or Ian Gibson on 5122 1542.