Tornadoes show their class in GCL

Basha: Gormdandale's Adam Brady led the TDCA to victory in the Gippsland Cricket League, taking 4/18 against Latrobe Valley. file photograph





ONE-SIDED results were the order of the day in Round 2 of the Gippsland Cricket League.

Wins went the way of Sale-Maffra, Bairnsdale and Traralgon District.

TRARALGON had an easy win over Latrobe Valley.

Latrobe Valley decided to have a hit after winning the toss at Terry Hunter Oval.

It proved to be the only win they had on the day, as they were routed for 79.

Wickets just kept tumbling, and before too long Latrobe Valley was 5/29.

The remaining batsmen played for survival to try and scratch out some sort of total. Steve Warr saw off 82 balls for 11, and youngster Ben Burrows 43 for four.

Adam Brady gave nothing away, and finished with figures of 4/18, while Daniel O’Keefe did a similar number, claiming 3/15.

Traralgon only needed 16 overs to get the runs.

Mitch Harris scored 26, to see the Tornadoes home with six wickets in hand.

George Cheshire had some joy with the ball for Latrobe Valley, taking 3/15.

Traralgon remains unbeaten after two rounds, along with Sale-Maffra.

SALE-MAFFRA had a seven wicket win over Leongatha.

Playing at Briagolong Recreation Reserve, the visitors compiled 159 batting first.

Ryan Williams played well for his 38, which included two sixes.

Leg spinner Jake Wynd tore through the middle and lower order, taking 6/25 from 9.4 overs.

Wynd decimated Leongatha from a healthy 4/101 to 7/109, with all three of those wickets disturbing the timber.

The Sharks then got the runs in 40 overs, with four players all chipping in to the cause.

Henry Anderson and Jack Tatterson remained not out on 49 and 46 respectively, while the Morrison brothers, Charlie and Tom, scored 31 and 25.

WARRAGUL batted first against Bairnsdale.

The Wild Dogs total of 152 at Hallora was punctuated by a series of small partnerships up against the only significant one of 58 between Fraser Duncan and Cameron McPhan.

McPhan top scored with 51, while Duncan made 43. A handy 25 from Dan Vela batting at number eight got the Warragul score past 150.

Luke Endley and Robbie Millar did the damage with the ball for Bairnsdale, taking three wickets each. Jarryd Floyd was also productive, taking 2/39.

Warragul took the game all the way to the 45th over, but Bairnsdale only lost five wickets on the run to get there.

Reagan Kyle scored 40 opening the batting, and received good support from Sam Stewart with an unbeaten 32.

Leading lights with the ball for the Wild Dogs were Brett Watkins (2/22) and Ellis Whiteford (2/24).

IN women’s GCL, Sale-Maffra defeated Leongatha.

Playing at Leongatha Secondary, the home side was dismissed for 65.

The Sharks then got to 3/113 before declaring.

Megan Wrigglesworth scored 32 not out for the winners. Teammate Maddison Winter took 2/7 earlier in the piece.

JUNIOR action saw Latrobe Valley defeat Traralgon in the Under 15s.

Playing as part of Junior Country Week, Latrobe Valley compiled 125 batting first at Duncan Cameron.

Olly White made 32, top scoring for the visitors.

Zak Bastin was outstanding with the ball, claiming 4/17 off 10 overs for Traralgon.

Traralgon fell short by 27 runs, bowled out for 98 in just under 30 overs.

Wickets were shared in the Latrobe Valley camp.

Himesh Rajapakse (3/25), Brody Stevenson (2/12) and Darcy Walsh (2/14) led the way.

Bairnsdale and Warragul played a good game.

The Wild Dogs batted first at Neerim, and closed at 9/154 off their allotted 50 overs.

Runs went to Caleb McIntosh (43) and Joseph Sheehan (32).

Bairnsdale’s top wicket-takers were Fletcher Kleinitz (3/16), Kruze Farley (2/19) and Oliver Simpson (2/26).

The chase came down to the third-last over, with Bairnsdale eventually winning by two wickets.

Campbell Moncrieff set things up with a brilliant 65 at the top of the order.

Nate Murphy (2/14) and McIntosh (2/22) took wickets for Warragul.

Sale-Maffra plays Leongatha this Sunday at Catholic College Turf in the 15s.

ONE game was played in the Under 13 Development League.

Bairnsdale defeated Warragul by 67 runs.

Playing at Western Park No 2, the visitors scored 137 and then kept their opponents to 9/70.

Sale-Maffra plays Leongatha this Sunday at Catholic College synthetic in the 13s.

THE next round of senior GCL will be played on November 20.