Dingee suffers another upset defeat

FOR the second week in a row, top-of-the-ladder Dingee has suffered an upset defeat in the Northern United Cricket Association.

Dingee was outplayed by Goornong on Saturday, losing by 49 runs, with the defeat coming a week after it was beaten by Elmore.

Taig Griffin's 56 off 88 balls (two fours) and 32 off 45 (four fours) to Dylan McNamara helped Goornong to 8-157 batting first.

Dingee's Daniel Whitfield bowled well to take 4-15 off eight overs.

Dingee could muster just 108 in reply, with its innings on the ropes early when it was 4-23 and then 5-31.

Opening bowlers Nick Edwards (4-19) and Alex Hand (3-17) did the bulk of the damage with the ball for Goornong in its fourth win.

Anthony Lawry (28) top-scored for Dingee, which in its past two games has lost to the two bottom sides.

• Reigning premier Heathcote bounced back from three losses in a row, defeating Bagshot by 85 runs.

Heathcote amassed 5-191 after being sent into bat.

In his first game of the season, former captain Joel Condon had an immediate impact, making 56.

Condon and Luke Bell (32) put on 78 for the fourth wicket.

Greg Hamilton picked up 2-42 for Bagshot, which was dismissed for 106 in its run-chase.

James Sexton (34) was the best of the batsmen for Bagshot, which was under pressure from early in its innings when it had been 2-8.

Mitchell McLean snared 3-8 off five overs for Heathcote, which is yet to lose to Bagshot since joining the competition last season.

• Raywood made it two wins in a row after successfully defending its score against Colbinabbin.

Raywood recovered from 8-116 to post 180. 

The strong finish to the innings was led by Shaun Strom (42 n.o.), with support coming from Jack Maher (10) and Shaun Keogh (13).

Earlier, opener Corey Dickins batted well in making 34.

Grant Weeks (2-18), Brian Dwyer (2-31) and David Price (2-42) claimed two wickets each for Colbinabbin.

Colbinabbin fell short in its run-chase when it was bowled out for 156 in the 38th over.

Colbinabbin's wickets fell in clusters, at stages losing 2-0, 2-6, 2-5 and 3-14.

Keogh was dominant with the ball for Raywood with 4-33, while opening batsman Weeks scored 29 in his second game of the season for Colbinabbin.

• Elmore wasn't able to make it a hat-trick of wins after it was comfortably beaten by Calivil.

Elmore was bowled out for 92 chasing Calivil's 8-238.

In what was Calivil's fourth win in a row, its best performers were Jarrod Smith (79) and Anthony Dennis (3-23).

No Elmore details were supplied.

• Meanwhile, in the Upper Loddon Cricket Association, there were two highlight performances in the round eight game between Arnold and Bridgewater.

Bridgewater opener J. Smith smashed 199 (21 fours, four sixes), while Arnold's Henry McCullough took 6-59 off 13.3 overs.

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