Blechynden boys chase 247 runs for victory
Pingelly-Noonebin bounced back from their first defeat of the season, chasing down 247 against the last-placed Dumbleyung in a high-scoring UGSCA fixture on Saturday.
Dumbleyung were searching for back-to-back wins and posted a very impressive total thanks to half-centuries from Sam Want and Byron Blevin.
Pingelly-Noonebin had all the answers in reply, however, as they registered their 10th win of the season courtesy of their in-form top three, Jack and Brett Blechynden and Dylan Kirk.
Brett Blechynden posted an unbeaten 105 to ensure his side got back on the winners list.
Both Blechynden boys got their side off to a flying start, with their first-wicket stand worth 144 runs.
Jack Blechynden was removed for 80 off 85, including nine fours, which brought Kirk to the crease.
Brett Blechynden continued to charge towards a century and Pingelly-Noonebin chased down the big total with 13 balls to spare.
Pingelly-Noonebin won by nine wickets as they finished 1-247.
Brett Blechynden carried his bat, whacking a magnificent 105 not out off 122 balls, finding the rope seven times and clearing it twice.
Kirk finished 53 not out from 50 balls to play a strong support act.
Dumbleyung led by Want and Blevin put together one of the best scores of the season.
Want batting at number three smashed an entertaining 92 from 91 balls as he hit six maximums while Blevin made 65.
Peter Joyce (27) and Nathan Ditchburn (23) also chipped in for Dumbleyung while Cameron Hill took three wickets for Pingelly-Noonebin.
Meanwhile, Harrismith’s chances of playing finals took a major hit in round 12 after a forfeit against Wandering.
A win on the weekend would have put Harrismith on the same points as Cuballing and Towns, but they now sit a game outside the top four with two regular rounds to go.
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