McCormack leads Panthers to win

Kate Withers




Jeeralang-Boolarra resumed play at 1/44 on day two of round 14 at the weekend and never looked back as they overcame Yallourn North to record victory.

Ben McCormack was the pick of the Panthers batsmen and finished with a top score of 46 while Ben Duffy was also pivotal with 39 to help them to 194.

The Bombers went in to bat again, this time kicking off the chase with promise as opener Matt Brewer added 54.

Curtis Howell finished unbeaten on 80 but it wasn’t quite enough to get his side over the line as they finished their second innings at 5/183.

Traralgon West v Centrals

It was lights out for Traralgon West against Centrals before the first ball was bowled on day two in round 14.

The Eagles were all out for just 60 on day one after electing to bat at Jack Canavan Oval and were overcome before stumps as the Lions went on to declare at 6/105.

Their second innings efforts were only marginally better thanks to Nilanthe Thillekarathna’s top knock of 41 which helped them to 101.

Ross Allen was on fire with ball in hand and finished with figures of 4/19 from 19 overs including a phenomenal 15 maidens.

The visitors didn’t drop a wicket as openers Rob Wilkie (11 not out) and Corey Pollard (45 not out) led them to an outright win in the 14th over.The full 10 points helps Centrals pull four points ahead of Latrobe in top spot on the A grade ladder.

Trafalgar v Latrobe

Latrobe hit ominous form in the penultimate hit-out before finals brushing Trafalgar aside with ease to consolidate second spot on the A Grade ladder.

The Sharks started day two in a sturdy position at 6/222 and added another 30 runs for the loss of three wickets before captain Adam Duncan declared at 9/252.

Wicket-taking duties were shared between Nick Gurney (four) and Rhys Holdsworth (three).

Trafalgar suffered an early blow after opening bat Rhain Ross was taken LBW by Jamie Brierley for just one, before the quick losses of Brodie Burgess (19) and Nick Gurney (3) left them reeling at 3/28.Trafalgar were all out for 119 in the 58th over.