Thorpdale give Bulldogs the Blues

Thorpdale scored a surprise win over Newborough in the Central Gippsland Cricket Association’s second grade as the Bulldogs batted first and ran up 9/170.

Royce Colgrave made 51 at the top of the order while former club captain Mark Whitney chipped in with an invaluable 43 not out down the order.

Harley O’Connell was the Blues best bowler with 4/25.

Newborough struck early and often but could not remove opener James Durkin and by the time Daniel Farmer had him out caught for 74 the damage was already done.

Zac O’Connell’s 40 took the Blues past the target as the overs ran out in a thrilling conclusion, with Farmer’s superb 4/26 going unrewarded.

Trafalgar v Latrobe

Trafalgar’s 9/122 proved insufficient against Latrobe, with an excellent 66 run partnership between Brett Cameron (28) and Christian Burgess (42) failing to secure the points.

Once Cameron was out stumped off Steven Freshwater the Ships flailed from 2/100 to their eventual total, with Hayden Kimpton (4/23) cleaning up the tail.

In Latrobe’s innings it was the Michael Zomer show as the veteran opener cruised to 105 not out, ensuring that Latrobe easily won the match for the loss of just one wicket, Riley White (1/7) the wicket taker.

Jeeralang-Boolarra v Mirboo North

Mirboo North were unable to dodge the threat of rain, declaring after 40 overs at 3/192 with Robert Hussey (71) and Cameron Le Page (57 not out) leading the charge.

Jeeralang-Boolarra put up an excellent fight and were perfectly poised at 1/122 with Tim Laaks (58 not out) and Craig Blackberry (52 not out) well set, but ultimately rain closed in and washed away the points.

Moe v Morwell

A depleted Moe outfit was blown away for 78 by Morwell, as Luke Buurman (4/10) destroyed the top-order before Mark Thompson (3/9) and Roger Henry (2/9) removed the tail.

Craig Giddens (40) then secured the points as the Tigers closed their innings at 1/86.

Rawson v Willow Grove

Rawson was skittled for 75 which was easily chased down by Willow Grove who called their innings early at 5/96.

Third Grade

Jeeralang-Boolarra Gold 5/319 (A Parker 123, M McCormack 82, D Abbott 75) defeated Newborough Bulldogs 20 (B Jones 3/0, J Cecil 3/7)

Mirboo North 6/172 (F Couper 64, J Cook 37) drew Moe 3/94 (D Calder 2/2)

Latrobe 7/199 (S Grover 102*) defeated Yallourn North 9/180 (IM Edgar 4/58)