Square batsmen blast 306

IN the only Bendigo District Cricket Association first XI game that made a start in round 12 on Saturday, top side Golden Square belted 7-306 against Strathfieldsaye at Tannery Lane.

With the match getting under way at 1.55pm, there were no changes to the game's conditions, with play continuing until 7.10pm.

Golden Square had been 2-35 early in its innings after it was sent into bat, but after the initial burst from the Jets, the rest of the day was dominated by the ladder-leaders.

Captain Tim Wood (82, seven fours, two sixes), opener John Lalor (79, eight fours, one six) and Jason Johnson (58 n.o., four fours) all made half-centuries for Golden Square.

Wood and Lalor put on 131 for the third wicket, while Johnson and Grant Connelly (35) later shared in a 68-run stand for the fifth wicket.

Veteran Kristian Rogers and Justin Hargreaves both took 3-65 for the Jets.

Under BDCA rules, the four other games that didn't get a start on Saturday must be played as ordinary conditions matches next week.

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