Cuballing and Dumbleyung find rare wins, Towns impress

Michael TraillNarrogin Observer
Kalan Joyce with the bat for Kukerin-Dumbleyung.
Camera IconKalan Joyce with the bat for Kukerin-Dumbleyung. Credit: Picture: Michael Traill, Michael Traill

Kukerin surprise Williams

Kukerin-Dumbleyung have shrugged off second-placed Williams for their third win of the season, posting a 68-run victory in round 10 of the UGSCA.

Kukerin-Dumbleyung made 8-177 from their 45 overs in the first innings of the match. Rodney Ford was sensational with the ball, picking up four wickets for only 24 runs off his 10 overs.

Steven Ford took 2-33 off eight and Roger Gillett’s nine-over spell yielded 1-45.

Williams’ batsmen struggled and were bowled out for 109 at the end of the 32nd over.

Mitch Hogg finished unbeaten on 47 the home side.

Individual results for Kukerin-Dumbleyung were not available at time of print.

Corner’s early strikes set up easy win for Towns

Towns’ Nick Corner’s demolition of Pingelly-Noonebin’s top order has consolidated his side’s hold on top spot, two games clear after round 10.

Corner (3-20) claimed the first three wickets of the match, including Tom Blechynden — who came off a ton at the WACA — for only nine runs.

Adrian Dabinett also claimed three wickets in a tight 19-run spell off six overs.

Cameron Hill’s unbeaten 40 off 40 balls pushed Pingelly’s total to 9-139 after their 45 overs.

Towns chased down their 140-run target in the 38th over.

Skipper Perrin Quartermaine and association representative Kendal Ballard, saw out the innings unbeaten on 77 and 31 respectively.

Jordan Hughes (1-21) made a breakthrough early for Pingelly, claiming Peter Kirby (1) while Towns sat on four runs.

Tyson Kirk was his side’s only multiple wicket taker with 2-24 off six overs.

Cuballing openers pave way for upset over Harrismith

Cuballing pulled off an impressive 89-run upset over Harrismith in their second only win for the season on Saturday.

Electing to bat first, Cuballing’s openers posted a 49-run partnership including Rhett Ballard posting 28 runs of as many balls while Brock Francis made 38.

Bevan George unbeaten 52 from 42 balls pushed the visitors’ total to 230 for the loss of six wickets.

Harrismith’s captain Arron Quartermaine was the side’s only multiple wicket taker with 2-62 off 10 overs. Francis then troubled Harrismith with the ball.

Off 10 overs for only 24 runs Francis claimed four wickets including the prize scalp of Quartermaine (32).

His effort along with Blair Forrest (2-5 off 1.1 overs) restricted Harrismith to all out for 141 — denying them second spot on the ladder at the business end of the season.

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