Mountain Goats impress against Foxes in Northern United cricket

GOORNONG had a day out with the bat against Raywood to win its second game of the Northern United Cricket Association season on Saturday.

The Mountain Goats – whose average score this season going into Saturday had been 71 – cracked 9-183 off their 40 overs, which featured a half-century to Josh Martyn (51).

Goornong then backed up its good work with the bat with an impressive bowling performance, knocking the Foxes over for 89 led by 4-13 from Jamie Daff.

Before Saturday Goornong’s only other victory this season had been a win by forfeit against Colbinabbin.

• Elmore’s James Harney scored 90 in the Redbacks’ winning score of 8-196 against Bagshot in a clash of two top-four teams.

Bagshot fell 24 runs short in its chase when it was all out for 172. The Razorbacks’ tail wagged after the side had been 8-117.

Opener Marc Sherwell was the best of the batsmen for the Razorbacks with 39, while Tyler Oliver (3-34) took three wickets for the ladder-leading Elmore.

• Colbinabbin notched its third win of the season at the expense of Calivil.

The Ducks’ Charlie Ryan (4-11) and Robert Stewart (3-4) combined for 7-15 as Calivil was all out for 99.

Phil Brown worked hard to try to hold the Demons’ innings together with a knock of 43.

Colbinabbin answered with 3-107 off 25 overs, with opener Daniel Morgan (49 n.o.) leading the charge to victory.

The Ducks’ three wins this season includes two against Calivil.

• Dingee cruised to a comfortable win at home over Heathcote.

The Saints were bundled out for just 64 before the Blowflies needed only 14.1 overs to race to 2-65.

Next Saturday – Heathcote v Colbinabbin, Goornong v Elmore, Bagshot v Calivil, Raywood v Dingee.

UPPER LODDON

Newbridge’s Taz Fitzallen scored the Upper Loddon Cricket Association’s fourth century of the season.

Fitzallen cracked an unbeaten 123 in Newbridge’s 4-221 declared against Boort-Yando on day one of the last round of the home and away season.

Boort-Yando batted six overs before stumps, with openers Alister Knight (6 n.o.) and Alistair Scholl (2 n.o.) getting through unscathed.

• Arnold posted 215 against Bridgewater.

Arnold had been 5-87 before a knock of 50 from Ben Metelmann helped lift the ladder-leaders past 200.

Nick Hall was in good form with the ball, snaring 5-78 off 20 overs for the Bulls.

• Wedderburn has 184 to defend against Kingower

The Wedderburn innings included a 75-run stand for the third wicket between skipper Liam Ritchie (46) and Cameron Steel (38).

Kingower went to stumps at 0-5.

• Inglewood scored 9-185 against Serpentine.

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Upper Loddon centuries this season:

127* – L. Cassells (Newb)

123* – T. Fitzallen (Newb)

112* – B. Rose (King)

106* – R. McNish (King)