Sedgwick to defend score of 252 against Emus
SEDGWICK is in with a chance of pulling off one of the upsets of the season in the Emu Valley Cricket Association.
Taking on reigning premier Emu Creek at Club Court, the Rams had their most productive day with the bat for the season in compiling 252 on Saturday.
Opener Damien Coppock continued his outstanding form with a top knock of 81.
Coppock has batted three times for the Rams this season for scores of 67, 60 and 81.
The Rams had players contribute right through the order in captain Dustin Elliott (44), Brannon Stanford (31), Sam Alcock (28 n.o.) and Jordan Knight (23).
The Rams had been 9-213, before Alcock and Will Lindrea (11) added a vital 39 for the last wicket.
The Emus shared their wickets around, with Anthony Collins (2-44), Scott Cadzow (2-31) and David Coghlan (2-24) all taking two each.
The Emus batted for two overs before stumps and are 0-7, with Brad Rowe (1 n.o.) and Coghlan (6 n.o.) to continue the run-chase next Saturday.
• United's batsmen dominated West Bendigo in the match of the round at Ewing Park.
The Tigers crunched 5-246 off 48 overs following a late start and will continue their innings next week.
Andrew Collins' consistent season continued at the top of the order for the Tigers. His 56 was his fourth consecutive score of at least 45.
For the second innings in a row Andrew Gaul fell just short of a half-century when he was dismissed for 49.
Captain Forbes Klemm (38 n.o.) and Josh Filo (13 n.o.) will resume the Tigers' innings next week.
Dale Warren (1-44), Dion Prange (1-22), Boe Bish (1-40) and Bradley McHugh (1-11) all have a wicket each for the Redbacks.
• Golden Gully needs 60 runs with seven wickets in hand to beat Marong at Marong Links Oval and take the Panthers' position in the top four.
Marong crumbled with the bat to be all out for 82 in 43 overs after it won the toss.
The Panthers - who batted one short - were in danger of being skittled for less than 50, before a 34-run stand for the last wicket between Adam Brown (26) and Nic Burns (8 n.o.) pushed the score to 82.
Only Brown and captain Jeremy Ross (11) scored in double figures for the Panthers.
However, the Panthers have given themselves some hope of getting out of jail with the Cobras going to stumps at 3-23.
No Golden Gully batting or bowling details were supplied.
• Because of rain, there was no play in the Spring Gully v Axe Creek or Mandurang v Maiden Gully matches.
Those games will be played as one-dayers next week.