MORE CRICKET - Crows grab top spot as Tigers suffer back-to-back losses
CALIVIL, Heathcote and Goornong all endured forgettable days with the bat in the Northern United Cricket Association, with the three all bundled out for a combined 105 runs on Saturday.
In the first round back from the mid-season break second-placed Colbinabbin made light work of a depleted Heathcote side, bowling the Saints out for just 27 in seven overs before answering with 0-34 to win by 10 wickets at M.J. Morgan Oval
* Calivil could muster just 35 at home after winning the toss and batting first against Dingee in the clash of third v fourth.
Steve King (4-2) and Matt Hind (3-17) combined for seven wickets for the Blowflies, who wasted no time in chasing down their target, needing just eight overs to reply with 2-42.
* Top side Elmore had no such worries batting first in its game against Goornong.
The Redbacks compiled 167 headed by an unbeaten 34 from Jauvane Bannon.
Opening bowler Jaxson Nihill was the standout with the ball for Goornong, taking 4-30 from eight overs, including the wicket of the competition's leading run-scorer Matt Gilmour (17).
Wickets tumbled regularly in the Goornong run-chase, with no player reaching double figures as the Mountain Goats were bundled out in the 14th over for 43.
The Redbacks needed just three bowlers to rip through the Goornong side - Tyler Oliver (4-6), James Harney (4-22) and Gilmour (2-13).
* Ladder - Elmore (78), Colbinabbin (78), Dingee (54), Calivil (42), Goornong (30), Heathcote (6).
Arnold re-started its Upper Loddon Cricket Association season with a strong batting display against Wedderburn.
The Redbacks cracked 3-208 in their win at home over Wedderburn.
All five Arnold batsmen used made at least 25, with Phil Scholes' 54 the top score.
Wedderburn was up against it from the outset in its chase, quickly falling to 5-33 in reply.
However, some rearguard action from Cameron Weston (60) and Steven Giorlando (33 n.o.) ensured Wedderburn batted out its 35 overs and worked its way to 8-137.
* The visiting Bridgewater recorded a 65-run win over Boort-Yando.
Tom McKinley (54) and Jayden Burke (53) both made half-centuries as the Bulls compiled 7-170 batting first.
It was a target that proved well beyond Boort-Yando, which battled its way from 5-33 to finish at 9-105.
* Top side Kingower defeated Newbridge by 75 runs as it bowled its opposition out for less than 100 for the fourth game in a row.
After making 4-144 batting first Kingower then skittled Newbridge for 69.
The Kingower innings included half-centuries to opener Matthew Rowe (50) and Nick Leach (55 n.o.), while only skipper Tas Fitzallen (23) and Thomas Staniforth (18) reached double figures for Newbridge.
Newbridge had been 5-63 before its last five wickets fell for just six runs to be bowled out in the 29th over.
* Ladder - Kingower (45), Arnold (39), Bridgewater (39), Wedderburn (21), Boort-Yando (15), Newbridge (3).
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