IN A remarkable occurrence Walla has been involved in a tie for the second week running in another fascinating round of CAW Hume.
Making the trip to Osborne after a thrilling tie the previous week against Walbundrie, Walla finished on 152 when they were bowled out in the final over.
Tie results are very rare in any form of cricket and to have two in two weeks with the one club has sent the historians flurrying into the archives.
Jayden Klemke was the star for Osborne clean bowling the final three batsmen as Walla’s Mark Taylor was left not out on (84) in a lone hand.
Klemke finished with 3-23 off his eight overs, while Archie Howard and Billy Glanville both claimed two wickets.
Earlier it was the four Perryman brothers who set the the tone for Osborne finishing 9-152.
Harry playing before he departs for another season with GWS top scored with 39.
Nick (33), Eddie (31), and Joe (10) all contributed.
Joel Merkel 3-19 impressed for Walla as did Matt Linklater and Chris Hutchison with two wickets each.
WALBUNDRIE remain unbeaten and in second position after a commanding eight wicket win over TRYC at Yerong Creek.
Three wins and a tie to start the season has Walbundrie in a great position to take its season deep into March finals’ action.
The home side were led superbly by a brilliant innings of (94) from Todd Hannam, with only two other batsmen making double figures as they made 6/155.
Alex McMaster bowled brilliantly taking 3/10 off his eight overs, while Nathan Morton 2/21 showed he will be a valuable addition for the Tigers.
In reply Walbundrie coasted to victory with former Hay star Craig Mabon (62) and Riverina representative Nick Morris unbeaten on (58).
HENTY defeated old rivals Culcairn by four wickets in a very important win at Henty. The win has the Swampies join Culcairn on two wins for the season and two losses.
Culcairn paid the penalty for not batting out its allotment of overs, finishing their innings over six overs left as they posted 153.
Steve Brand top scored with a fine 58. Four others batsman got starts Matt Relf (21), Riley Knobel (18), Norm Barlow (16), and Dai Jenkins (15).
Brayden Pantling, 3-35, and Shannon Terlich, 3-25, led the way with the ball, while Paddy Murray, 2-40, showed signs of bigger things to come.
Terlich backed up his bowling with a hard hitting 67. Pantling made a valuable 29 as the Swampies run chase was completed with seven overs to spare.
Brendan Sheather 3-31 and Mitch Godde 2-34 bowled well but it was the 81-run stand between Terlich and Pantling that clinched the game for Henty.
HOLBROOK maintained its unbeaten start to the season with a comfortable six wicket win over Lockhart, at Lockhart.
Despite missing a few key players and changes to its batting order, Holbrook showed it will be a genuine force with its fourth straight win.
The Demons won the toss and batted making 119 against a few tight attack led by Corey McCarthy 3-32, Brayden Eddy, 3-12 and William Heriot, 1-26.
Clint Renner (21) and Chayte Burkinshaw (22) were best for Lockhart, while Liam Widdup continued his consistent season with 16.
The Brookers, with Renner bowling well, stumbled to 3-29 before Hayden Wishart (48 no) and Hamish Mackinlay (38) finished the game in 32 overs.
RAND had a comfortable 75-run win over a much improved Burrumbuttock, at Burrumbuttock, to stay in third place.
Batting first the Pigeons plundered 8-212 with all rounder Will Swift (69), Dan Lieschke (35), and Brad IAnson (35). They were in trouble at one stage at 6-85.
A 117-run stand from Swift and Lieschke ensured they finished with a winning total. Mitch Sivell, 3-36, and Robert Sivell, 2-23, bowled well.
In reply Burrumbuttock while never threatening the total set did bat out its overs with Mitch Sivell (59) and David Williams (29) impressing.
Bryce Swift was outstanding for Rand taking 5-15, with Nathan Wenke and Brayden Ralston both grabbing two wickets.
- Holbrook 24
- Walbundrie 21
- Rand 18
- Osborne 15
- Walla 12
- Culcairn 12
- Henty 12
- Lockhart 6
- TRYC 0
- Burrumbuttock 0
- Walla v Burrumbuttock
- TRYC v Lockhart
- Holbrook v Walbundrie
- Henty v Rand
- Culcairn v Osborne