Williams fall to first loss of the Upper Great Southern Cricket Association season at the hands on Cuballing

Taj StubberNarrogin Observer
Cuballing celebrates a wicket last year.
Camera IconCuballing celebrates a wicket last year. Credit: Kellie Balaam

Cuballing handed ladder leaders Williams their first loss of the season after a dominant eight-wicket win in round 10 on Saturday afternoon.

Williams are on top of the Upper Great Southern Cricket Association A-grade standings, but second-placed Cuballing have closed the gap on them.

Wouter Moolman snared a five-wicket haul to help remove Williams for 142 before his side chased the total down the target in 39 overs.

Kendal Ballard and Tom Forrest got their side off to a great start in the run chase as they shared in a 73-run stand.

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However, Roger Gillett removed Tom Forrest for 26 and then Ballard departed for 48 to have Cuballing 2-78, but Bevan George and Blair Forrest ensured Cuballing cruised to victory.

George and Blair Forrest shared in a 66-run partnership to help their side finish on 2-144 from 39 overs, as George finished unbeaten on 40 and Blair Forrest was 28 not out. Gillett finished with 2-30 for Williams.

Williams struggled to form significant partnerships earlier in the day.

They made their way to 3-86 before Rodney Ford was dismissed for 43, and that triggered a collapse as Williams lost three quick wickets.

Michael Cowcher (12) and Toby Lavender (27) tried to rescue the innings but Moolman ripped through their lower order as Williams lost 4-22 on their way to being all out for under 150.

Moolman ended with the impressive figures of 5-36 and Blair Forrest took 2-20.

Jacob Schorer helped Wandering jump into third spot after their five-wicket victory over Dumbleyung at Nenke Oval.

A five-wicket haul from Schorer helped Wandering bowl Dumbleyung out for 112 batting first.

Dumbleyung lost 7-27 at one stage and despite a fighting 39 from Kalan Joyce, the Wandering bowlers were on target.

Schorer finished with 5-25 while Bryan Hardie claimed 3-27.

Wandering lost four quick wickets in the run chase to slump to 5-79 but a half-century from Schrorer got them home.

Schorer finished unbeaten on 77 as his side finished on 5-117.

Towns were unable to chase down Lake Grace’s total at Clayton Road Oval, falling 53 runs short.

Lake Grace posted 8-167 batting first, thanks to strong contributions from Matt Trevenen and Dylan Brooks, who both made 42.

Ben McMillan top-scored with 28 but Towns were bowled out for 114, with Lake Grace’s Damon Pelham taking 4-17.

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