Nerrena toughs out 229 runs

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Nerrena toughs out 229 runs

ROUND Five marked the first of the two day matches, however, only two of the four matches scheduled made it under way on Saturday.
The matches between the Imperials and Inverloch, and Korumburra and OMK will be played as one day matches this weekend with Saturday’s forecast looking to be around 18 degrees and with a 20 percent possibility of showers.
Nerrena and Town took to the picturesque high ground at Nerrena where the locals elected to bat.
The Redcaps had a successful day at the crease with a productive 229 coming from the 73.1 overs faced.
The captain Chris Savage kept the innings together as early wickets fell relatively cheaply before he found a partner to go on with, Ryan Clark who with the demise of Savage for 39 found Damien Symmons a solid companion at the opposite end of the pitch.
Symmons saw the innings grow to 144 runs before being bowled by Madura Weerasinghe Silva for 46 while Clark held on until the dieing minutes of the innings making 44.
David Baldi also put in a good innings with 35 runs coming from his tailender’s bat.
Matt Borschman’s excellent 4/44 off 20 overs easily eclipsed Weerasinghe’s 3/79 off 27.
By his standards Weerasinghe must have left the ground feeling disappointed in himself.
All round the bowling team did well and bowled consistently good line and length and added as few as nine extras to Nerrena’s run score.
Two hundred and twenty nine will make it interesting for Town next week.
Phillip Island met Wonthaggi Workmen’s at the Butch West Oval.
Its openers, Lachlan Cleeland and Brodie Johnson got the side away to a solid start with Cleeland making 51 and Johnston 20.
While Scott Boyack coming in at number seven contributed 30 runs there was little consolidation down the order and with Charith Keerthisinghe not out on nine and Tom Officer not out on one the Sharks ended the day with 177.
The total is unlikely to be enough against Workmen’s at home.
Zane Macdermid’s 12 overs yielded 3/30 while Mark McCall bowled seven overs, three of them maidens and he ceded only five runs.
Mitchell Thomas took 2/21 off his 12 overs.

Leggie: Tim Wightman made only five with the bat for Nerrena but had a busy weekend overall taking 3/39 for the LDCA GCL team against Sale Maffra.  Photo by Mark Drury.

Leggie: Tim Wightman made only five with the bat for Nerrena but had a busy weekend overall taking 3/39 for the LDCA GCL team against Sale Maffra. Photo by Mark Drury.

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