Towns poised for outright lead

Michael TraillNarrogin Observer
Ben McMillian 41 runs was the match’s highest.
Camera IconBen McMillian 41 runs was the match’s highest.

Wandering claim second on ladder

A five-wicket win over Williams has Wandering sitting in second spot with two matches left in the season.

Wandering captain Lewis Parsons’ 3-37 10 over spell claimed the prized Williams’ top-order wickets of Mitch Hogg (4) and Rodney Ford (17).

Ben Cavanagh (58) and Justin Duff (32) were the only Williams batsmen to surpass 20 runs.

Parsons claimed Duff’s wicket while Benjamin Sherry (2-17 off 6) snared Cavanagh.

Williams finished on 9-159.

Parsons (35) and Lincoln Joy’s (65) opening partnership shot Wandering’s total to 112, before Williams claimed three quick wickets.

Duff found revenge on Parsons, taking his wicket.

Wandering reached their target, finishing 5-162 with three overs to spare while Carl Garrick (22no) and Bryan Hardie (10no) were still at the crease.

Roger Gillett was Williams’ best with the ball snatching two wickets for 33 runs of 10 overs.

Blechynden’s ton all in vain

Pingelly-Noonebin’s finals aspirations took a beating on Saturday, after going down to Kukerin-Dumbleyung by three wickets at home.

Coming in early at first drop, Brett Blechynden (105) pushed the home side to 2-65 with opener Jordan Hughes (32) before Hughes was dismissed by David Head (3-47).

Blechynden then combined with Tom Blechynden (19) and Dylan Kirk (27), placing Pingelly 4-178.

Middle order wickets to Scott Gray (3-56 ) and Scott Jefferis (2-41) resulted in Pingelly posting 8-216 after their 45 overs.

Half centuries to Jefferis (62) and Kalan Joyce (73), after opener Matt Gilfellon posted 32, put Dumbleyung in prime position to chase their 217-run target.

Jefferis and Joyce fell within an over of each other, with Dumbleyung on 186 runs, but Peter Joyce (14no) and Head saw out the innings as Dumbleyung reached 7-219 with four balls to spare.

Brett Blechynden and Cameron Hill claimed two wickets each for Pingelly.

Towns poised for outright lead

Towns are one win away from finishing the season as outright ladder leaders, denying Cuballing their third win of the season on Saturday.

Terrence Enslin claimed Perrin Quartermaine (7) early for Cuballing.

Towns looked troubled early in their innings, falling to 3-36 after the departure of Nick Corner (2) and Peter Kirby (16).

A combined middle-order effort, led by Ben McMillian (41), Kendall Ballard (27) and Scott Langford (21) saw Towns reach 173 all-out in the 44th over.

Grady Francis took three wickets for just 26 runs in 10 overs for Cuballing.

Cuballing held their wickets but were punished for their low run rate, only managing 144 for the loss of seven wickets after their 45 overs.

Francis (32) and Joe Dowling (35) were at the crease the longest for Cuballing, but both fell to Liam Sweeney (2-42 off 10).

Ballard and McMillian also claimed two wickets for Towns.

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