Dumbleyung’s second victory
Kukerin-Dumbleyung have won just their second game in the Upper Great Southern Cricket Association this season, knocking off the previously second-placed Towns by 19 runs on Saturday.
Towns were looking to cement a spot in the top four and hang on to second spot with three games left in the regular season but were unsuccessful in their run chase.
A quick-fire half-century from Liam Want set up Kukerin-Dumbleyung’s match-winning total of 175 at Nenke Oval.
Liam Want came to the crease when younger brother Sam was removed, leaving the side at 2-33.
Liam Want smashed 62 off just 41 balls, including five boundaries and three maximums, to help push his side past 100.
Scott Jefferis (32) provided some late power-hitting while opener Kalan Joyce (25) and Ryan Taylor (17) chipped in to propel their side to 175 all out.
Ben Mcmillian took 4-35 while Tom Munns claimed three scalps.
In reply,Towns were desperate to get a win and keep breathing space between themselves and Wandering.
Town’s top four batsmen all managed to post double figure scores before they lost 7-23 to be 9-96 when Jack Lambert fell for a duck.
Bryon Blevin ripped through Towns line-up claiming five wickets before Max and Brian Evans provided some tail-end resistance putting on 60 together to give their side a glimmer of hope.
Liam Want finished Towns off, however, as he dismissed Max Evans for a hard-fought 34 while Brian Evans finished 24 not out.
Mcmillian chipped in with 28, in a disappointing day for Towns who slipped to third spot as a result.
Williams bolstered their chances of playing finals after a dominant bowling display produced a convincing 37-run win over Cuballing.
Cuballing lost 9-62 in reply to Williams’ 138 and were bowled out for just 101.
Rodney Ford claimed 3-14 while Shane Ford and Toby Lavender also claimed two wickets.
Williams posted 138 batting first with Lavender (34), Lewis Johnstone (28) and Kim Rintoul (20) setting up the innings as they recorded a vital result and moved to the same points as the fourth-placed Cuballing.
Roger Ballard claimed a five-wicket haul while Brock Francis snared three scalps.
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