Wandering edge out Narrogin
Wandering held on to beat Towns in the A-grade game of the round on Saturday, squeaking past the Narrogin outfit by five runs.
Playing at home, Wandering compiled a substantial 8-202 from their 45 overs, with Benjamin Sherry (65) top scoring and Lincoln Joy (34) making a solid top-order contribution.
Coming in at seven after a few quick wickets, David Parsons made an important 25 not out to help his side past 200.
Bowling honours for Towns were shared by Nicholas Corner (2-39 from 10 overs) and Adrian Dabinett (2-36 from nine overs).
It was Corner who did the damage with bat, peeling off 103 runs to get his team within striking distance of the win. He was dismissed with the score at 3-188.
With Liam Sweeney (39 not out) and Jordan Draper-Gibbs (2) at the crease, the visitors fell achingly short at 4-197.
Tom Pyke was a factor with the ball for Wandering, finishing with economical figures of 1-11 from his six overs.
In another close finish, Dumbleyung reeled in Williams’ total with fewer than two overs to spare at home at Stubbs Park.
Williams batted well to set Dumbleyung a target of 197, losing just four wickets along the way.
Riley Ford (81) and Kim Rintoul (62) put on a century partnership.
In reply, the home side had a handful of good contributors with the bat, including Liam Want (50) who added a half century to his figures of 1-12 from five overs.
Kalan Joyce (41) was important at first drop, while Scott Gray played a key role in the dying stages with his 24 not out.
A good shift with the ball from Rodney Ford (3-17 from 10 overs) was not enough to secure a win as Dumbleyung reached 7-198 from 43.3 overs.
In the other A-grade clash, Pingelly-Noonebin were too good for Harrismith, winning by 32 runs at home.
Cameron Hill (79) set up the home side’s total of 5-170 before an even bowling performance did the rest. Pingelly-Noonebin had eight bowlers for the day — and seven of them took wickets.
A spirited 82 not out from 82 balls by Harrismith skipper Arron Quartermaine was the only sign of hope for the visitors as they were all out for 138.
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