BDCA Around The Grounds - March 1

6:40pm: Stumps at Dower Park.

Kangaroo Flat end the day 9-63 chasing White Hills' 79.

Shane Harling and Tim Robertson to continue the innings next week.

And that's stumps for me as well. Cheerio.

6:30pm: Bendigo finished 2-29 in its second innings v Bendigo United.

Kyle Chant and Craig Pearce the two batsmen out.

Miggy Podosky and Leigh McDermott a wicket each.

6:24pm: Kangaroo Flat still batting against White Hills.

The Roos are 9-62 with two overs left.

Tim Robertson and Shane Harling.

Robertson on 19 and Harling on 4.

They have put on 21 for the last wicket so far.

The Roos now need 17 runs to win in what would be a remarkable comeback.

6:20pm: Huntly have already beaten Sandhurst.

The Power declared at 3-80 in reply to the Dragons' 78.

Leading run-scorers for the Power were Dylan Gibson (22*), Josh Collinson (29), Liam Mottram (18).

Liam Bowe, Elias Bowe and Will Keck a wicket each for the Dragons.

Sandhurst have 8 overs to bat in their second dig tonight.

6:08pm: Golden Square all out for 200 v Strathdale.

Cam Taylor finishes with 6-63 for the Suns.

That gives him 28 wickets for the season.

6:03pm: White Hills now one wicket from victory.

Adrian Holland picks up Plowman to leave Kangaroo Flat 9-41.

That's now 19 wickets for 119 runs at Dower Park today.

Still 12 overs left.

6:00pm: Kangaroo Flat now 8-39 off 27 overs v White Hills.

Halfway there to White Hills' total of 78.

5:50pm: Golden Square 9-188 of 82 overs v Strathdale.

Cam Taylor been the star for the Suns.

He has 6-57 off 26 overs.

That's his third bag of five or more wickets this season.

Scott Johnson the top scorer with 49 for Square. 

Next best is Jake Higgins' 26.

5:46pm: Considering what's unfolding at Dower Park, here's a list of the BDCA's lowest scores since 2000.

29 Kangaroo Flat v Golden Square Rd 4, 2012-13

30 Bendigo v Kangaroo Flat Rd 8, 2007-08

35 Huntly-North Bendigo v Strathdale-Maristians Rd 12, 2006-07

40 Huntly-North Bendigo v Eaglehawk Rd 3, 2008-09

41 Strathfieldsaye v Kangaroo Flat Rd 7, 2002-03

51 Bendigo United v Kangaroo Flat Rd 7, 2000-01

56 Sandhurst v Strathdale-Maristians Rd 6, 2001-02

56 Kangaroo Flat v Golden Square Rd 11, 2008-09

56 White Hills v Kangaroo Flat Rd 10, 2012-13

56 Sandhurst v Bendigo United Rd 14, 2012-13

58 Strathdale-Maristians v White Hills Rd 8, 2009-10

59 Huntly-North Bendigo v Eaglehawk Rd 2, 2007-08

5:45pm: Bendigo United declare at 1-93 in reply to Bendigo's 64.

Matt Pinniger 64 n.o. - his fifth score above 50 for the season.

Bendigo has nine overs to face in its second innings.

5:43pm: This is quickly turning into the Dower Park Miracle for White Hills.

Liam Jones just out, caught behind off Rhys Irwin.

The Roos now 8-35 chasing 78.

5:40pm: That's it at Eaglehawk. No more play today because of rain.

The day ends with the Hawks 7-101.

Ben Devanny has five wickets for the Jets.

Ordinary conditions now for that game, which puts the Hawks under a bit of pressure as they try to hang on to fourth spot.

5:27pm: Bendigo United has already beaten Bendigo.

The Redbacks are 1-68 in reply to the Goers' 64.

That guarantees Bendigo United's finals berth... it's just now whether they can get to second and earn a home semi.

Matt Pinniger has almost beaten Bendigo off his own bat.

He's 50 not out.

Mark Di Fede the batsman, lbw to Mark Ryan. Can't confirm his score, but he went out after the Redbacks had won.

I'd be thinking the Redbacks would be keen to get the Goers back in for their second innings tonight and have another crack at them.

5:25pm: Players keen to hang around out at Eaglehawk to get the game restarted.

Play was halted at 4.:38pm. If more than an hour is lost, game reverts to ordinary conditions, which makes things interesting for fourth-placed Eaglehawk.

Between 5 and 10 mm of rain fell at the Borough.

5:23pm: Huntly is 1-14 chasing Sandhurst's 78.

Michael Hanson the batsman out for 1. He was dismissed by Elias Bowe.

5:19pm: Glenn Roulston traps Chris Barber lbw and the Roos are now 7-33.

They need another 46 runs with 3 wickets in hand.

5:18pm: That's now 16 wickets for 110 runs that have fallen at Dower Park today.

5:17pm: Believe it or not, but White Hills now has the upperhand in their clash with Kangaroo Flat, despite defending a score of just 78.

The Roos in all sorts at 6-32.

Latest wickets to fall have been Tyler Hinds (12), Daniel Barber (6), Brent Hamblin (0) and Adam Burns (2).

5:15pm: Looks like play very doubtful to get back underway at Eaglehawk.

I quote Greg Lyon: "Not a good sign when a couple of hundred ducks and seagulls come and settle on the ground."

Looks like that game could now be headed towards ordinary conditions.

5:06pm: Back to the lawn bowls.

Golden Square is on the verge of knocking out reigning premier Bendigo in their elimination final.

After 77 ends, Square leads Bendigo 74-56.

And Eaglehawk is on track to be the first team through to the grand final.

The Hawks lead Bendigo East by 18 shots in the qualifying final.

5:04pm: What a shocking day for teams batting first today.

Sandhurst all out 78.

White Hills all out 78.

Bendigo all out 64.

Eaglehawk 7-101 before the rain.

5:03pm: Sandhurst has been bowled out for 78 by Huntly-North Epsom.

The Power are going to need an outright win to be a shot of making the finals, so they've given themselves a chance.

4:59pm: Golden Square has moved to 4-145 in the 68th over v Strathdale.

Jason Johnson unbeaten on 18 and Jake Higgins 18 as well.

Last two wickets were Scott Johnson (49) and Tim Wood (17).

Cam Taylor has 3-38 off 19 overs, showing as well as being an accomplished tour diary author, he can also play a bit of cricket.


Nick Roebuck keeping it tight. He's bowled 22 overs and gone for just 36 runs.

4:52pm: Play halted at Canterbury Park at 4:39pm.

The Hawks are 7-101 against Strathfieldsaye.

Aaron Monro and Cory Jacobs both not out on 0.

The last wickets to fall have been Matt White (20), Cam McGlashan (19) and Jason Abbott (24).

Unsure if play will get back on today.

Ben Devanny already has five wickets for the Jets.

He has 5-26 off 19 overs, so more votes coming his way.

Devanny will win the Addy-Bicknells Cricketer of the Year Award.

4:49pm: White Hills giving themselves a chance with the ball.

Now have Kangaroo Flat 2-24 after Travis Colley had Lachlan Shelton caught at gully by Glenn Roulston for 7.

So far, 12 wickets have fallen in that game at Dower Park for 102 runs.

4:47pm: Bendigo has been bowled out for 64 by Bendigo United in the 49th over at Harry Trott Oval.

Wicket-takers for the Redbacks were Miggy Podosky (3), Leigh McDermott (2), Nick Crawford (2).

Liam Gaskell top-scored for Bendigo with 21 off 57.

In its chase, Bendigo United are 0-24 off four overs.

Matt Pinniger on 14 and Mark Di Fede on 7.

Still 29 overs left in the day.

Redbacks should knock the runs over today and would then most likely have a crack at an outright win to help get them into second spot and a home final.

4:39pm: Kangaroo Flat lucky not to be 2-for.

Tyler Hinds just clean bowled by Rhys Irwin, but no-ball called.

Got to watch your feet and the crease.

4:21pm: Maybe all is not lost for White Hills just yet.

They are only defending 78, but on the first ball of the Kangaroo Flat innings, Josh Newlan was trapped lbw by Rhys Irwin.

4:16pm: Sandhurst batting against Huntly-North Epsom at Poyser Motors Oval.

The Dragons continuing the trend of sides struggling with the bat today. They are 6-63.

In for the Dragons are Josh Sheean having his first hit in first XI and Ned Slater.

Slater is on 34 as his good season continues.

Wicket-takers for the Power are Quinton Bentley (3), Martyn Nadort (1), Sam Johnston (1) and a run-out to Liam Mottram.

Out for the Dragons are Elias Bowe (5), Jacob Smith (0), Liam Bowe (4), Craig Howard (5), Shane Robinson (3) and Steve Becker (3).

4:10pm: Adam Burns finished with six wickets for the Roos.

Gavin Bowles top-scored for the Demons with 24.

4:09pm: A hellacious day with the bat has come to an end for White Hills.

The Demons are all out for 78 against bottom side Kangaroo Flat.

3:46pm: And in the lawn bowls elimination final, Golden Square leads reigning premier Bendigo by 16 shots at arvo tea.

Hopefully, Bendigo's Brian Mansbridge isn't copping too much sledging for his appearance in Under The Pump today.


3:44pm: For those who also have a keen interest in the lawn bowls, Eaglehawk is belting Bendigo East in the qualifying final.

The Hawks are about 30 shots up.

Reckon that's about 10 goals up in footy terms.

3:41pm - Can't seem to get my hands on a Huntly v Sandhurst score at Huntly.

If any one has the score, could they please ring 5434 4481.

3:40pm - Addy photographer Peter Weaving has been out to the Golden Square-Strathdale clash.

Check out his pics here:

GALLERY: Golden Square v Strathdale

3:26pm - No more wickets at White Hills.

The Demons are 6-65 v Kangaroo Flat.

Gavin Bowles on 22 and Rhys Irwin not out 11. They've put on 37 for the seventh wicket so far.

39 overs gone.

3:23pm - Eaglehawk have steadied against the Jets.

They're 4-71 after 36 overs, having earlier been 4-38.

Captain Jason Abbott on 24 and Cam McGlashan is 13 not out.

3:21pm - Golden Square has progressed to 2-79 in the 42nd over v Strathdale.

The last wicket was David Blume (15) lbw to Cam Taylor.

Scott Johnson is 34 not out and captain Tim Wood is 15.

3:17pm - Bendigo now in all sorts of trouble against Bendigo United.

The Goers are 6-39 in the 36th over.... that's right, the 36th.

Latest wickets to fall have been Kyle Chant (17), Ryan Trickey (7), Mark Ryan (2) and Brett Andrews (1).

Liam Gaskell is on 10 and Rob Glen has just come to the crease.

Leigh McDermott has two wickets.

Singles to Nick Crawford, Miggy Podosky, Byron Perrin and Josh Cruse.

The Redbacks have bowled 19 maidens in their 36 overs.

2:33pm - Eaglehawk won the toss and batting against Strathfieldsaye at Canterbury Park.

After 22 overs the Hawks are 4-38, so the pressure is right on.

Out are Andrew Smith (8), Anthony West (3), Zac East (18) and Matt Fitt (0).

Batting now are Jason Abbott on 6 and Cam McGlashan on 0.

Wicket-takers for the Jets are Ben Devanny (3-14 off 11) and Justin Hargreaves (1-19 off 6).

The Jets right on top of this clash.

2:27pm - Golden Square is 1-45 in the 24th over v Strathdale.

Out is John Lalor 19. He was dismissed by Ryan Haythorpe.

Batting for Square is Scott Johnson on 16 and David Blume on 8.

2:23pm - White Hills in all sorts of trouble against Kangaroo Flat at Dower Park.

The Demons were sent in and are 6-42.

Adam Burns already has 4 wickets for the Roos. He has 4-13.

At one stage Burns had figures of 4-5.

Tim Robertson has the other two wickets.

Gav Bowles on 9 and Rhys Irwin at the crease trying to salvage the innings.

Out are Jayden Sheean (0), Brayden Stepien (16), Sam Stagg (5), Daniel Larke (5), Ollie Geary (0) and Gareth Davies (0).

2:21pm - Haven't got a score yet, but Golden Square won the toss and is batting against Strathdale at MyJet Oval.

That is a clash of first versus second.

2:20pm - At Harry Trott Oval, we have Bendigo United taking on Bendigo.

Bendigo is batting and is 2-26 off 20 overs.

Very slow going. Good tight bowling from the Redbacks.

Miggy Podosky and Byron Perrin have a wicket each.

Podosky has 1-8 off 8 overs and Perrin has 1-8 off 7.

Craig Pearce out for 1 and Mitch Blackman made a duck.

Kyle Chant is on 16 and Ryan Trickey is seven not out.

2:18pm - Hello and welcome to today's BDCA Around The Grounds Coverage.

It's the start of the final round and only Golden Square is assured of a finals berth.

Strathdale, Bendigo United, Eaglehawk, White Hills and Huntly-North Epsom are vying for the last three finals spots.

If you missed the preview, here it is:


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