Pingelly-Noonebin firm as challengers

Michael TraillNarrogin Observer
Luke Kirk batting.
Camera IconLuke Kirk batting. Credit: Kellie Balaam

Pingelly-Noonebin are emerging as premiership favourites, after extending their unbeaten streak in the Upper Great Southern Cricket Association to five matches with a victory over the reigning premiers on Saturday.

Taking to the crease first at home, Pingelly set Towns a 144-run target.

Top-order batsmen Tyson Kirk (29), skipper Tom Blechynden (29) and Dylan Kirk (37) began the home side's innings in fine fashion, while Luke Kirk (22) and Jordan Hughes (7) helped Pingelly reach 6-143 after 45 overs.

Kendal Ballard and Ben Mcmillan both claimed two wickets each for Towns.

Towns fell 14 runs short of their target, bowled out for 130 in the 43rd over.

Ballard was the visitors’ top scorer with a 39-run knock while Daniel Roderick remained unbeaten on 27 in effort to pull his club across the line for their third win of the season.

Lewis Parson collected three wickets for Pingelly, with Bailey Parsons and Ben Sherry taking two each.

Ben Mcmillan bowls.
Camera IconBen Mcmillan bowls. Credit: Kellie Balaam

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