KINGOWER’S Nick Leach says there was nothing different in the way he went about his bowling to any other game last week in what became a memorable afternoon for the teenager.
Leach bagged 10 wickets last Saturday against Inglewood in a result that resembled anything but what you’d expect from top playing second in the Upper Loddon Cricket Association.
Leach’s 10-wicket match haul was a catalyst for Kingower beating Inglewood outright and further strengthening its premiership favourtism.
The 18-year-old paceman took five wickets in each innings as Inglewood was knocked over for 60 in its first dig and 63 in its second in reply to Kingower’s 238.
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Leach’s 5-7 off nine overs in the first innings was followed by 5-11 off eight in the second for a match haul of 10-18 off 17 overs.
“It was obviously a good day… I just did the best I could, tried to get the ball up and full and it worked for me for once,” Leach said.
“All I was trying to do was to get the ball in the right spot and it was good to be able to get a few wickets.”
Leach’s day out with the ball lifted his tally of wickets for the season to 23 at a miserly average of just 8.09.
His 10 wickets featured five caught, four bowled and one lbw.
As well as Leach’s 10 wickets, his younger brother, Jayden, also chipped in with five for match.
Leach will be back in action on Saturday when Kingower hosts Bridgewater in the final round.
• Leach’s 10-wicket match haul v Inglewood:
5-7 off 9 overs
c Josh Essex (0)
c Josh Essex (1)
5-11 off 8 overs
c Matt Rowe (17)
c David Rose (9)
c Matt Rowe (6)
ULCA round 14:
Newbridge v Boort-Yando
Serpentine v Arnold
Kingower v Bridgewater
Wedderburn v Inglewood
1. Kingower – 73
2. Arnold – 57
3. Inglewood – 55
4. Wedderburn – 39
5. Boort-Yando – 33
6. Bridgewater – 31
7. Newbridge – 27
8. Serpentine – 9
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