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.
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.
Upper Loddon centuries this season:
127* – L. Cassells (Newb)
123* – T. Fitzallen (Newb)
112* – B. Rose (King)
106* – R. McNish (King)