Final win to LDCA


Final win to LDCA

LEONGATHA won its final Gippsland Cricket League match on the Leongatha turf at the weekend in a nail biter by just five runs.

Nice form: Amila Ratnayake shows a reverse sweep in the GCL match in which Leongatha were victorious. Photo credit Mark Drury.

Nice form: Amila Ratnayake shows a reverse sweep in the GCL match in which Leongatha were victorious. Photo credit Mark Drury.

The win against Bairnsdale was significant in that it is the same team Leongatha will play in Country Week coming up in February.
Although the Leongatha association didn’t make the final of the GCL it gives the LDCA a psychological edge coming into Country Week.
On Sunday the LDCA won the toss and decided to bat first.
After a promising opening by late inclusion Jesse Van Rooye (15) and Lachie Cleeland (23) pushing the score to 42, it was Cleeland first to go when he was bowled by Freitag.
When Tom Piddington and Gavin Britt went cheaply for 2 and 0 respectively then Van Rooy the LDCA had slumped to 4/58.
But a promising middle order partnership of 87 between Dylan Clark and Amila Ratnayake rescued the innings. Clark finished his innings on 51 and Ratnayake on 60 with ten fours between the pair.
But again the LDCA slumped and with all wickets tumbling the association finished all out for 174 with the bowlers facing a tough job of defending the total.
Bairnsdale looked the goods when at 0/74 all looked lost for the LDCA. But when Schumann went for 28 and Erfurth for 43 there was a glimmer of hope.
Gavin Britt, Dylan Clark and Tim Wightman were causing problems for the batsmen and regular wickets kept Leongatha in the game.
Runs were hard to come by and Bairnsdale ran out of overs, finishing just short of the target.
A credit to all of LDCA’s bowlers for putting on the screws.



1st innings Leongatha & Dist
J. Van Rooye b. B. Fielding 15
L. Cleeland b. D. Freitag 23
T. Piddington c. M. Latham b. L. Toms 2
G. Britt b. L. Toms 0
D. Clark b. M. Latham 51
A. Ratnayake c. R. Kyle b. M. Latham 60
K. Rotthier b. M. Latham 4
L. Rogers b. M. Latham 0
C. Salmon c. M. Latham b. A. Lynch 2
T. Wightman c. M. Latham b. A. Lynch 2
S. Sperling n.o. 2
Extras 13
Total 174
Bowling: A. Lynch 2/33, D. Freitag 1/14, B. Fielding 1/20, L. Toms 2/32, M. Hume 0/11, L. Schumann 0/27, M. Latham 4/33.

1st innings Bairnsdale
L. Schumann c. C. Salmon b. T. Wightman 28
R. Blandford b. S. Sperling 3
A. Hulme c. L. Rogers b. G. Britt 30
M. Latham c. A. Ratnayake b. D. Clark 8
R. Kyle lbw. b. G. Britt 2
M. Hulme c. K. Rotthier b. G. Britt 17
C. McPhan n.o. 21
L. Toms c. K. Rotthier b. D. Clark 2
D. Freitag n.o. 0
H. Erfurth c. D. Clark b. T. Wightman 43
Extras 15
Total 8/169 (cc)
Bowling: L. Rankin 0/16, A. Ratnayake 0/12, S. Sperling 1/29, T. Wightman 2/31, D. Clark 2/40, G. Britt 3/37.

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