Bendigo's two veteran cricket teams enjoyed wins on home soil on Sunday.
The Bendigo/Echuca over-50s team had a big win over St Bernard's-Essendon at North Bendigo, while the Vic Country over-60s defeated Geelong White at Shadforth Park.
The over-50s win was built around a fine batting performance.
Eight players scored in double figures with the bat, led by Ross Brown and skipper Craig Green.
Brown teed off, belting four fours and two sixes on his way to 40 retired, while Green hit six boundaries in his score of 40 retired.
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Jeff Shannon and David Letts both made 31, while Daryl Rooks chipped in with 22 as Bendigo/Echuca made 7-218 off their 40 overs.
St Bernard's-Essendon were put on the back foot early by some fine Bendigo/Echuca bowling.
The visitors crashed to 5-26, with new-ball bowlers Richard Murphy (3-8) and Michael Stephens (2-19) doing the early damage.
The St Bernard's-Essendon lower-order dug in to add some respectability to the scoreboard, but the Bendigo/Echuca total was never within reach.
St Bernard's-Essendon finished all out 121 in the 39th over.
David Letts (3-20) had a good spell with the ball, while Andrew Good (1-20) and Trevor Sing (1-8) picked up a wicket each.
The Bendigo/Echuca over-50s are on top of the ladder in D-Grade with a 3-1 record.
Their next match is against South East at Glen Iris on January 30.
The over-60s is not a competitive competition, but try telling that to the players.
Both teams played as if points were on the line on the hard wicket at Shadforth Park.
Vic Country, made up of players from central and northern Victoria, restricted Geelong White to 5-124 off 40 overs.
The wily Alex Ranson was the star of the show with the ball, taking 3-12 off five overs.
Max Scholes (1-8 off four overs) and David Wilson (1-19 off four overs) also took wickets for Vic Country.
Denis Brown didn't take a wicket, but he bowled with great control to have figures of 0-8 off six overs.
Vic Country needed just 32 overs to reel in the Geelong White total.
Brown top-scored with a well-compiled 28 retired, while Scholes made 20.
Peter Lawford made 16 retired in Vic Country's score of 4-128.
Vic Country retired their batters after they faced 25 balls to ensure every player had the opportunity to bat.
Vic Country's next game is against Richmond Union in Melbourne this Sunday.
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