Fords in the runs in win for Williams

Taj StubberNarrogin Observer
Rodney Ford made a well compiled 51 for Williams.
Camera IconRodney Ford made a well compiled 51 for Williams. Credit: Laurie Benson

Half centuries from Craig and Rodney Ford helped Williams stay in touch with the top four in the Upper Great Southern Cricket Association, after a convincing 65-run win over Harrismith in round 10 on Saturday.

Williams were in early trouble as they lost their first four wickets for just 32 runs before the two Fords dug in.

The pair put on 126 to give their side the upper hand.

Craig Ford was caught and bowled by Matthew Orchard for 76 and Rodney Ford soon followed caught on 51.

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Williams lost 4-10 around the dismissal of the two Fords before Toby Lavender (18no) and Mitchell Duff (30no) helped Williams reach a very respectable 8-211.

Arron Quartermaine snared 5-21 off 10 overs.

In reply, 55 from lower-order batsman Ashley Grover wasn’t enough for Harrismith to chase down the total.

Harrismith crashed to 7-79, before the last three batsmen showed some fight putting on 67 between them as the tail wagged.

Roger Gillett and Craig Ford both claimed two wickets as Harrismith were eventually dismissed for 146.

Cuballing jumped to third after defeating Wandering by eight wickets. This was accomplished on the back of a superb 83no from Brock Francis.

Chasing 163 to win, opener Brady Francis took the game away from Wandering.

Rhett Ballard (44no) and Grady Francis (29) also chipped in to make light work of the total as they leapfrogged Wandering on the ladder.

Four Cuballing bowlers claimed two wickets each while Lincoln Joy top scored with 42 for Wandering.

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