Arnold, Boort-Yando finish in 268-all tie in Upper Loddon thriller

ARNOLD and Boort-Yando were forced to split the points after playing a gripping tie in Upper Loddon cricket on Saturday.

Just as Arnold had been the week before, Boort-Yando was also bowled out for 268.

Arnold rallied late with the ball, capturing the last four wickets for 13 runs after Boort-Yando had been well on the way to victory when 6-255.

The final wicket to fall with scores level was Will Perryman (2), who was run out by Brenden Younghusband.

Jonathan Lanyon anchored Boort-Yando’s run-chase with a fine 96 before he was also a run out victim of Younghusband.

• Inglewood’s first win for more than a year became an outright victory against Newbridge.

Having started the day 3-156 in reply to Newbridge’s 75, Inglewood pushed its score to 7-268 before declaring in an innings where Robert Stranger (61) and Nathan Johns (52) both made half-centuries.

Newbridge was again dismissed cheaply in its second innings, all out for 106 having one stage been 1-67 as Inglewood’s Ben Power (4-20), David Smyth (3-22) and Rhys Roberts (3-37) combined to take all 10 wickets.

Before its outright win Inglewood hadn’t won a game since October 22, last year.

Newbridge – a finalist last season – has now lost two of its first three games outright.

• Serpentine celebrated its first win since re-forming this season.

On the back of a pair of brilliant bowling performances from Jacob Murley (5-35) and Andrew Gladman (4-6), Serpentine successfully defended its 157 as it bowled Wedderburn out for 105.

• Top side Kingower comfortably won the grand final rematch against Bridgewater by 120 runs.

Chasing Kingower’s 253, the Bulls having one stage been 3-90 were all out for 133, with opener Josh Hann (86) playing a lone hand.

Left-armer Ben Rose was the best of the Kingower bowlers with a tidy 4-18 off 11 overs.

Ladder – Kingower (22), Arnold (15), Boort-Yando (15), Inglewood (10), Serpentine (6), Bridgewater (6), Wedderburn (6), Newbridge (0).

NORTHERN UNITED

Elmore remains a game clear at the top of the Northern United ladder after dominating Calivil with both bat and ball on Saturday.

The Redbacks cracked 211 off their 40 overs after being sent in, with opener Chris Smith (69) in good touch, while Phil Brown (4-27) worked hard to try to stem the flow of runs for Calivil.

Calivil was never going to threaten in its chase after quickly slumping to 5-15 before battling its way to 77.

Elmore’s Matt Gilmour, playing against his former club, led the demise of Calivil with a damaging 5-10 off eight overs, with his wickets all top six batsmen.

In other round four games, Heathcote (91) won a three-run thriller against Goornong (88); Bagshot (3-81) cruised to a comfortable seven-wicket win over Raywood (80); and reigning premier Dingee (3-70) was far too strong for Colbinabbin (67).