INCOMING: Aradale’s Travis Horvatek shapes up to the Combine bowlers. Horvatek smacked two boundaries before being caught out on 11. Picture: PETER PICKERING ST Andrews made a triumphant return to the Grampians Cricket Association A grade winner’s list on Saturday.
The Saints defeated Youth Club in their one-day clash at Gordon Street, and now puts them just one game out of the Associationtop four.
Jake Robinson top scored for the Saints with 54 runs, while Adam Haslett (44) and Luke Robinson (31) chipped in to help their side to7/168 off 40 overs.
Robinson then starred with the ball (3/16)as the Clubbers were bowled all out for 140. Tom Mills and Luke Robinson took two wickets each.Cam Kimber was best ofthe Clubbers batsmen with28 runs.
Aradaleput up a brave fight but was simply no match forSwifts/Great Westernin their round 10 encounter at Central Park.
Aradale openerTom Williamson lashed out with six fours before being caught out on 42, while Riley Wood (24) and Brent Tate (21) were also solid.However, Jayden McCartney ripped through the Aradale batting lineup and finished with an impressive 4/11 offfive overs.
In reply to the visitors’ total of 145, Rick Peters wowed the crowd– hitting four sixes and three boundaries on his way to 63 not out. Tom Fitzgerald (29 not out) was also handy, as the Combine finished on 3/149 with 10 overs remaining.
It was a tough afternoon for Aradale bowlers. The only ones to have any joy wereSteven Powell and Brody Taylor, bothpicking up a wicket each.
Chalambarstruggled against a vastly improvedHalls Gapoutfit at Alexandra Oval on Saturday.
The home side did get off a bright start.Brett Crone was on fireand finished with a five haul, including Halls Gap’stop scorer Damon Folkes (40).
In the end,Chally’s battinglet it down. Thehome side could only manage 67 runs in response to Halls Gap’s 96, with Sean Mantell (4/21) leading the way.
The Jack and Harry Ganley show continued at the weekend asBuangoreasily overcamePomonal.Harry tore through the Buangor lineup and claimed 4/18 while Jack returned 2/5 and Chris Jerram chimed in with 2/7.
Pomonal’s total of 86 was chased down with ease. Paul Ganley (39), Jim Fraser (28) and Chris Jerram (21) made the runs as Buangor reached 3/93 off just 15 overs.
St Andrews eye top four spot Tom Williamson top scored for Aradale with 42 runs. Pictures: PETER PICKERING
Combine’s Tom Fitzgerald bowls to Travis Horvatek.
Aradale batsmen, Travis Horvatek and Tom Williamson discuss tactics between overs.
Runs on the board for Travis Horvatek and Tom Williamson.
Eyan Habib bats for Aradale on Saturday.
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