Stellar Matt Trevenen and Kalan Joyce partnership guides Lake Grace to victory over Pingelly-Noonebin
A superb opening partnership from Matt Trevenen and Kalan Joyce guided Lake Grace to their fifth victory of the Upper Great Southern Cricket Association season on Saturday in Lake Grace.
With one round remaining until the mid-season break, Lake Grace sit level on points with Cuballing at the top of the ladder after getting back on the winners list in round eight.
Reigning premiers Pingelly-Noonebin suffered their fifth loss of the season against Lake Grace and sit second last on the ladder.
Trevenen made a superb 105 off 127 balls and Joyce added an unbeaten 93 to drive their side’s 67-run victory.
The pair put on a 178-run opening stand to put their side in a commanding position.
Trevenen notched triple figures and was dismissed soon after by Brett Blechynden but Joyce continued to attack, taking his side past 200 with a 47-run partnership with Kane Pinney.
Joyce ran out of overs in his pursuit of a century but helped Lake Grace post 2-226 batting first.
Rob Enright gave Lake Grace the perfect start with two early scalps before Spencer Sewell and Blechynden steadied the ship.
However both batters were dismissed in close proximity as they fell to 4-64.
Jay and Bruce Sewell took their side into triple figures with a 77-run stand but Pingelly-Noonebin lost 4-38 to end any hope of an unlikely victory.
Callum Giles-Morton finished unbeaten on 18 while Jay Sewell made 31 and Bruce Sewell added 28 but they could only manage 8-159 in reply.
Enright finished with 3-24 off nine overs and Karl Fleay snared 2-32.
Cuballing won their fourth straight game to jump to the top of the ladder after they defeated Wandering by 34 runs on Saturday.
They posted 9-162 batting first on their home deck led by a half century from Bevan George before Grady Francis and Blair Forrest did the damage with the ball to steer them to victory.
Throughout their batting innings Cuballing lost regular wickets and when Francis was dismissed his side fell to 4-60.
George joined Joe Dowling and they added 30 before Dowling was dismissed on 36.
Rhett Ballard and George took their side into triple figures with a 45-run stand but they lost 4-27 with George the final wicket to fall as they set Wandering 163 for victory.
George made 55 off 71 balls and Ballard added 15 while Lewis Parsons snared 4-27 from nine overs.
Bryan Hardie and Carl Garrick made a strong start for Wandering with a 63-run partnership before Garrick fell for 24 with his side 2-82.
Hardie reached a half century before he was caught and bowled by Forrest for 57 off 87 balls but his side was in a winning position at 3-90.
However Wandering had a major batting collapse losing 7-30 to be bowled out for 128 in the 42nd over.
Grady Francis finished with 3-24 from 10 overs, including three maidens, and Forrest claimed 2-32.
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