First win for Latrobe Valley women’s

On the board: The Latrobe Valley and District Cricket League women's team won its first game recently.

Liam Durkin

THE Latrobe Valley and District Cricket League women’s team was victorious in its most recent game of the Gippsland Cricket League.

Latrobe Valley made 7/178 batting first against Leongatha at Mirboo North.

The efforts of the home side proved to be enough, as Leongatha closed at 6/130.

Sale-Maffra was too strong for Traralgon in their match, winning by 79 runs at Sale Oval after posting 2/180.

Traralgon never really threatened to chase the runs, but did bat their allotted 40 overs to see things end at 8/101.

Ryley Reid batted well, making 41.

IN the Under 18s, Leongatha and Traralgon found batting difficult at Leongatha Recreation Reserve.

Traralgon won the toss and elected to bat, but was shot out for just 88.

Leongatha appeared to be cruising to victory when they were 2/71 in response, however, dramatic scenes followed as a collapse of 5/8 soon saw the scoreboard reading 7/79.

It was mass panic on the sidelines as Leongatha players went from having their feet up to frantically getting the pads on, but in the finish they were able to get home with three wickets in hand.

Traralgon skipper Campbell Peavey nabbed 4/17. Ryan Bosch collected 2/60.

Latrobe Valley had the bye.

TRARALGON and Bairnsdale played out a competitive match at Roger Ries Oval, Toongabbie in day two of the Under 15s Country Week.

Bairnsdale batted fist and recovered from 6/46 to punch out a tricky total of 122.

Wickets were shared in the Traralgon camp. Hunter Henry took 3/13, Liam Bermingham 3/25 and Tom Duncan 2/9.

Traralgon started disastrously with the bat in pursuit of the total, sinking to 3/9 and before too long, 4/16.

Some mini-partnerships formed thereafter, but the Tornadoes fell 20 runs short of achieving victory.

Lachlan Sword top scored on 31.

Leongatha defeated Latrobe Valley at Yinnar. Latrobe Valley batted first, but could only muster up a total of 98.

Leongatha had no trouble getting the runs and eventually ended their 50 overs on 6/144.

Oliver McColl took 3/23 for Latrobe Valley, along with Jordan Shields who returned great figures of 2/8 from 8.1 overs.

Sale-Maffra defeated Warragul in the other match.

The Under 15s will continue their instalment of Country Week on Monday, January 10 2022.

In the Under 13s Development League, Warragul got home in a thriller against Traralgon, winning by seven runs at Glengarry.

Warragul made 5/148 and Traralgon looked on track to win the match when they were 3/96, but a steady fall of wickets soon had them 7/119.

Supporters were kept on edge until the second-last over, but Warragul steadied to take the points.

Rivah Conway made 51 for the Tornadoes while Jensen Hodson kept things tidy with figures of 2/3.

Bairnsdale got the points over Latrobe Valley at Northern Reserve, Morwell.

The visitors made 178 and Latrobe Valley was bowled out for 128 in reply.

Brody Stevenson top scored with 31. Liam Urand took 2/20 for Latrobe Valley.

Sale-Maffra defeated Leongatha in the remaining game.