Calivil holds on in four-run NUCA thriller against Raywood

CALIVIL recorded its second win of the Northern United cricket season on Saturday, scraping home against Raywood by four runs.

A week after forfeiting, Calivil’s tally of 93 – which at one stage included losing 4-0 with the score on 71 – batting first just proved enough.

Raywood’s Lachlan Holland (4-19) took three of the wickets to fall with the Calivil score at 71 as part of his four dismissals.

In its chase Raywood crashed from 6-73 to all out for 89 in the 33rd over, with Lachlan Ralps (4-30) doing the bulk of the damage with the ball for Calivil.

In a game dominated by the ball, of the 20 wickets to fall only Calivil’s David Dennis (22) and Raywood’s Kale Hoggins (29) made more than 20.

• Elmore remains the only unbeaten team from three games after cruising to an eight-wicket win over Colbinabbin.

With Jim Grogan (4-17) leading the way with the ball, Elmore dismantled Colbinabbin for just 77 in the 28th over.

In reply the Redbacks took just 17.1 overs to answer with 2-81, with opener Chris Smith (38 n.o.) guiding Elmore over the line from start to finish.

• Heathcote recorded a five-wicket win over Bagshot.

Nicholas Malavisi starred with the ball for Heathcote, taking 6-11 as Bagshot was bowled out for 99 after winning the toss.

Bagshot lost 7-26 after it had been 3-73.

Heathcote had few problems in chasing its target down, finishing at 5-100 in the 29th over.

• For the second week in a row there was a NUCA forfeit, with Goornong unable to field a team against Dingee in what would have been the grand final re-match.

Round four – Colbinabbin v Dingee, Goornong v Heathcote, Bagshot v Raywood, Elmore v Calivil.

UPPER LODDON

Inglewood – which hadn’t won since October 22, last year – has already secured its first win of the Upper Loddon cricket season on day one of its match against Newbridge.

Inglewood’s decision to bowl first reaped dividends as it routed Newbridge for just 75.

Newbridge had one stage been 7-35, with the main destroyer with the ball for Inglewood opening bowler Rhys Roberts (5-11).

• Kingower is well-placed in the grand final rematch against Bridgewater.

On the back of half-centuries to captain Braydon Welsh (78) and Nick Leach (65 n.o.), Kingower compiled 253.

The Bulls’ bowling attack was superbly led by Ben Hann (6-41).

• Arnold has 268 to defend after it was sent in by Boort-Yando.

Opener Phil Scholes (64) and Daniel Mason (56) batted well for Arnold, which having been 6-251 lost its last four wickets for 17 to be all out in the 73rd over.

• Wedderburn will resume at 4-68 in its match against Serpentine.

Serpentine compiled 157 after being sent into bat, with Greg Gadsden top-scoring with 27.

Luke Holt (4-57) was the best with the ball for Wedderburn.