Pingelly, Corner, Harrismith star in round 8

Michael TraillNarrogin Observer
Pingelly-Noonebin recorded a five wicket win.
Camera IconPingelly-Noonebin recorded a five wicket win. Credit: Picture: Jenny Forrest, Jenny Forrest.

Pingelly cruise past Cuballing

Pingelly-Noonebin have pushed themselves into second place after a five-wicket-win in Cuballing on Saturday.

Bevan George (53), Andrew Harris (22), Blair Forrest (21) and Grady Francis (16) were the only Cuballing batsmen to reach double figures as the home side finished their innings on 9-156.

Tyson Kirk, Cameron Hill and Callum Giles-Morton collected two wickets each for Pingelly, while Brett Blechynden bowled tight, conceding only nine runs from seven overs.

Slowly but surely Pingelly accumulated their runs required. Kirk opened strongly with a 27-run knock.

Tom Blechynden (24) and Dylan Kirk (34) continued the chase before Brett Blechynden (35no) and Hill (25no) saw out the run chase in the 43rd over.

Jesse Charles claimed three wickets for Cuballing.

Corner pivotal in victory for Towns

Towns have pulled off another tight victory for the 2018-19 season, with a one-wicket victory from the second last ball of the match against Wandering.

Batting first on their home deck, Wandering posted a modest 6-155 from their 45 overs.

Bryan Hardie (43), Lincoln Joy (20) and Lewis Parsons (27) were the home side’s highest scorers, while Tom Munns took Hardie and Parsons’ wickets, and claimed three overall.

Nick Corner punished Wandering’s run rate, only conceding 23 runs from 10 overs.

Corner (58) was crucial with the bat as well for Towns, combining with Peter Kirby (54) for a 99-run partnership after Kirby’s fellow opener Perrin Quartermaine fell for four runs.

Towns collapsed after Parsons’ dismissal of Kirby, losing seven wickets for 44 runs.

Numbers 10 and 11 Blake Heil (10) and Peter Baker (4), salvaged a Towns win with one ball to spare.

Joy took four wickets for Wandering.

Second win in a row for Harrismith

Harrismith have strung together a second win in a row, chasing down their target posted by Williams with seven overs to spare at home on Saturday.

Electing to bat first Williams’ openers Rodney Ford (29) and Kim Rintoul (48) posted 51 together before Ford was dismissed by Arron Quartermaine.

Coming to the crease was Roger Gillett, furthering the visitors’ total to 118 with Rintoul before Gillett was sent back to the changing rooms by Anthony Rushton on 30.

Williams added only 62 runs from their remaining 25 overs, with a collapse of their middle and lower orders at the hands of Caen Taylor who claimed four wickets. Williams post 8-180 after their 45 overs.

Harrismith found their 181 runs at the end of the 37th over for the loss of three wickets, with Quartermaine and Mathew Orchard both unbeaten at the crease on 75 and 44 runs respectively.

Ford took two wickets for Williams.

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