|The Blackheath-Dimbooal Bulls continued their perfect start to the Horsham Cricket Association B grade season with a second win in as many games.
Hosting Jung Tigers on the Dimboola Recreation Reserve, the Bulls were asked to bat first when the Tigers’ captain won the toss and made a solid start with Luke Hutchinson contributing 14 to an opening stand of 21, made up of two fours and a six in the first over.
At the fall of the first wicket, Brodie Cramer joined Daniel Polack at the crease and with some intelligent batting, mixing solid defence with some big hitting put on a century partnership for the second wicket.
When Polack fall for 69, they had added 117 between them, and Cramer was on 46 when he was caught ten runs later.
A better than a run-per-ball 27 not out by Elliot Braithwaite, and 10 by Greg O’Connor rounded out the double-figure contributions to the team’s total of 184 for the loss of seven wickets in their allotted 40 overs.
Jung Tigers’ reply included two scores over twenty and three in the teens, but a good afternoon in the field by Blackheath-Dimboola restricted them to 8 for 126 in their 40 overs.
Justin Beugelaar and Cramer led the bowling with two wickets each, and Robert Somers, Brendan Andison, and Mitchell Jorgensen took one each. Despite not taking a wicket, opening bowler Sam Polack only conceded two runs per over in a miserly six-over spell.
Two catches, along with his half-century with the bat, earned Daniel Polack the Player of the Day award.
Next week will be another home game, with Laharum making the trip to Dimboola.
Horsham Cricket Association - B Grade - Round 2
Blackheath-Dimboola won by 58 runs
|L Hutchinson||ct. ?||b. T Iredell-Burke ||14|
|D Polack||ct. L Sonego ||b. D Thonpson||69|
|B Cramer||ct. L Sonego||b. D Thonpson||46|
|G O’Connor||lbw||b. DS Avery||10|
|E Braithwaite ||not out||b. M Knight||27|
|D Barber|| || ||0|
|S Polack||ct. D Dridan||b. M Knight||1|
|J Beugelaar|| ||b. M Knight||2|
|M Jorgensen||not out||b. M Knight||1|
|Sundries|| || ||14|
|TOTAL|| ||7 for 184|
Jung Tigers Bowling
| || O || M || R || W |
|M Knight ||6||1||19||4|
|B Hallam||ct. G’Oconnor||b. B Andison||33|
|L Sonego||run out || ||0|
|D Thompson ||ct. M Jorgensen ||b. J Beugelaar||15|
|J McLean||ct. S Polack||b. M Jorgensen ||16|
|M Knight|| ||b. B Cramer||41|
|S Anstis||ct. D Polack||b. R Somers||0|
|C Maybery||not out|| ||13|
|C Bald|| ||b. B Cramer||0|
|D Dridan||ct. B Cramer||b. J Beugelaar||2|
|N Binney|| || ||0|
|Sundries|| || ||6|
|TOTAL|| ||8 for 126|
| || O || M || R || W |