Francis fires for Cuballing, Towns take top spot

Michael TraillNarrogin Observer
Brock Francis batting for Cuballing against Williams in round 5.
Camera IconBrock Francis batting for Cuballing against Williams in round 5. Credit: Michael Traill

Towns chase down target

Towns have shot to the top of the UGSCA ladder after an impressive win over the in-form Pingelly-Noonebin at home on Saturday.

Pingelly’s reliable top order again posted a respectable total batting first — 4-191 after 45 overs.

Luke Kirk (74 not out) was the star with the bat .

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Towns openers Perrin Quartermaine (42) and Peter Kirby (32) then put their side into a strong position before Liam Sweeney (39) and Kendal Ballard (38) secured a Towns victory as they reached 6-194 with only three balls to spare.

Francis fires for Cuballing

Olympic hockey champion Bevan George (54 not out) and Brock Francis (44) have steered Cuballing to their first win of the year.

Batting first against Harrismith, Cuballing made 6-188, after being in early trouble at 4-85, with Grady Francis (33) and Andrew Harris also making handy contributions.

Roger Ballard and Brock Francis then devastated Harrismith with the ball, claiming four wickets each as the visitors were bowled out for 148 in the 40th over.

Matt Orchard (46) and Adam Gray (34) were Harrismith’s best contributors.

Kukerin star with the ball

A fierce Kukerin-Dumbleyung bowling attack completely dismantled Williams’ batting line up chasing down an equal top of the ladder spot on Saturday.

Kalan Joyce’s unbeaten 57, with the help of Matt Gilfellon (29) and Scott Jefferis (28), steered Dumbleyung to a modest total of 9-166 from their 45 overs at home.

Gilfellon and Scott Gray both took three Williams wickets, and with the assistance of Peter Joyce’s 2-13 off three overs, the Dumbleyung attack bowled the visitors out for 94 in the 35th over. Roger Gillett (23) was Williams’ highest scorer.

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