Cricket Talk - December 18

HOLBROOK GIVE FINALS CHANCES BOOST

Holbrook has given itself some breathing space between itself and nearest opponent TRYC for a finals spot, with a solid win at The Rock.

The Brookers who sit comfortably in fourth position have a twenty point lead over TRYC who are on the bottom with (43) points.

TRYC resumed on 2/32 in pursuit of Holbrook’s day one total of 209. Danger man Todd Hannam certainly proved that making a brilliant (106) for the home team.

With Hannam at the crease and good support from veteran left hander Greg Jolliffe TRYC looked a good chance to pull off a win.

However some fine bowling from Daniel McCarthy (3/35), Jimmy Grills (2/28) and Alex Ross (2/39) bowled TRYC out for 187.

Holbrook took advantage of some batting practice in the second innings with Ross (49) and Grills (36) completing a good double at the crease.

Holbrook DCA will now go into its Christmas/New Year break, with the One day final between Henty and Culcairn being played on January 11th at Henty.

The following week will see the resumption of the home and away season with a round of two day matches being set down.

OSBORNE FIGHTBACK FOR WIN OVER HENTY

Osborne staged a brilliant comeback on day two of its clash with Henty at Osborne to topple the Swampies who were on top of the ladder.

After being bowled out for 139 the previous week, the home team looked in big trouble with Henty resuming day two at 2/47 and poised for victory.

Osborne however had other ideas and a brilliant bowling and fielding display led by Darren Howard 4/8 turned the game as Henty were bowled out for 101.

Henty lost 8/54 on resumption to fall thirty eight runs short. Osborne took the chance for some batting practice and at stumps were 6/183 in the second innings.

Youngsters Lachie Lane (61) and Harry Perryman (53) led the runs splurge with Richard Maher the best Henty bowler taking 3/21.

The win by Osborne has created a real bottleneck at the top of the ladder with Henty (90) just ahead of both Culcairn and Osborne on (86) points.

In Division Two perennial front runners Uranquinty once again lead the way in the five team competition.

DIVISION ONE LADDER

Henty 90

Culcairn 86

Osborne 86

Holbrook 63

TRYC 43

DIVISION TWO LADDER

Uranquinty 169

Culcairn 134

Lockhart 98

Henty Colts 88

Holbrook 78

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