KINGOWER is the new ladder-leader in the Upper Loddon Cricket Association after displacing Inglewood on Saturday.
The reigning premier inflicted Inglewood’s first defeat of the season with a 13-run victory.
Inglewood compiled 5-165 batting first, which featured a pair of scores in the 40s to opener Nathan Johns (43) and Glen Peters (42).
Kingower answered with 3-178 as David Rose (37 n.o.) and Jayden Leach (31 n.o.) finished the job with an unbroken partnership of 50.
• The father-son combination of Phil and Adam Davies combined to steer Arnold over the line against Newbridge.
Chasing Newbridge’s 7-134, Arnold was under pressure at 8-117, before the Davies duo lifted the Redbacks over the line and to a final score of 9-152.
Phil made 35 and Adam 1 n.o., while earlier in the day after it was sent in Newbridge got off to a solid start with an 84-run opening stand between Ashley Bayliss (42) and Tristan Bayliss (40).
• Tom McKinley produced a solid all-round double as Bridgewater won its second game in a row at the expense of Serpentine.
McKinley bagged 4-9 off three overs as Serpentine was all out for just 72.
McKinley then top scored for Bridgewater with 35 opening the batting in the Bulls’ tally of 7-75 in reply.
• Boort-Yando squared its ledger at 3-3 with its 17-run win over Wedderburn.
After coming in at 2-17, Jye Arnold made an unbeaten 64 in Boort-Yando’s 5-162.
Chris Giorlando (3-28) claimed three of the five wickets for Wedderburn, which was all out for 145 in reply after one stage being well-placed at 0-61.
Opener Bradley Holt led the way with 47 for Wedderburn, whose last four wickets fell for just eight runs.
ELMORE produced another dominant batting performance to win its third game in a row by more than 100 runs in the Northern United Cricket Association.
The Redbacks made the most of the invitation to bat first by Colbinabbin by scoring at better than a run-a-ball in crunching 7-248 off their 40 overs.
Chris Smith (54), Jake Wright (52) and Joe Harney (51 n.o.) all made half-centuries for the red-hot Elmore.
Colbinabbin was all out for 136 in reply, with the bulk of the damage with the ball for the Redbacks done by Tyler Oliver (4-8) and Conor Beckmans (3-23).
• Reigning premier Heathcote won its first game of the season with a six-wicket triumph over Bagshot.
Chasing Bagshot’s 121 the Saints replied with 4-122 led by an unbeaten 52 to the experienced Luke Bell.
Earlier, the Saints’ Kyle Siedel’s 4-20 off eight overs were the game’s best bowling figures.
• Featuring 60 to opener Scott Lawry, the undefeated Dingee (8-177) recorded an 88-run win over Raywood (89), despite the best efforts with the ball of the Foxes’ Jack Maher (4-28).
Raywood had one stage been 2-63 in its chase before capitulating and losing 8-26.
• Calivil won by forfeit against Goornong.
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