JACK Coghlan and Tom McKinley combined to steer Bridgewater to its first win of the Upper Loddon Cricket Association season on Saturday.
The reigning premier Bulls started the day under pressure at 4-47 in reply to Newbridge’s 136 in round two.
However, Coghlan (76) and McKinley (43) guided Bridgewater past its target before the Bulls finished at 7-164 to take the points.
• Serpentine was again denied its first victory since reforming after falling 23 runs short of Kingower.
Serpentine had looked on track to chase down Kingower’s 220 when it was 4-158, but lost its last six wickets for 39 to be all out for 197 in the 48th over.
Harry Gadsden (79) and captain Brodie Hawke (51) both made half-centuries for Serpentine.
Ben Rose proved the destroyer with the ball for Kingower with his 4-17, bowling three of his victims.
• Arnold had to settle for first innings points against Wedderburn.
After ending the first innings with a lead of 85, Arnold cracked 6-153 declared in its second, which featured 68 to opener Phil Scholes.
But Wedderburn – which had been bowled out for 33 in its first innings – hung on in its second dig, reaching 8-93 to avoid an outright loss.
Arnold’s Ashley Younghusband followed up his 4-23 in the first innings with 4-33 in the second.
• Boort-Yando survived a scare from Inglewood.
In pursuit of Inglewood’s 100, Boort-Yando looked like it would cruise to victory when it was 4-80.
However, there were some anxious moments when the side fell to 8-98, before surpassing its target and finishing at 116 – more than half of which were scored by D. Robinson (65 n.o.).
Inglewood opener Ben Power starred with the ball, taking a bag of 7-38 off 15 overs.
Reigning premier Dingee registered its first win of the Northern United Cricket Association season against Bagshot.
Led by 78 from opener Kyle Patten, the Blowies answered Bagshot’s 6-177 with 5-178.
Bagshot’s innings after it won the toss and batted also featured a half-century to skipper Matthew Jeffries (52).
• Captain Chris Guinane continued his good form with the bat to lead Colbinabbin to a win over Goornong.
Guinane followed up his 75 last week with a knock of 62 in the Ducks’ tally of 152 after they were sent in.
Jesse O’Connell bagged 4-34 for Goornong, which included the key wicket of Guinane.
Goornong was bowled out for 97 in reply, with Jamie Daff (34) top-scoring.
• Elmore improved to 2-0 with a win over Raywood.
Having one stage been 2-50 Raywood collapsed to be all out for 107 in the 34th over after being sent in.
While wickets tumbled around him, William Kenny finished unbeaten on 24 for Raywood.
The Redbacks took 25 overs in their chase to compile 7-109 before stumps were pulled.
• Calivil forfeited to Heathcote.