OSBORNE has moved into outright second place on the CAW Hume Division One ladder following an impressive six wicket win over Walbundrie, at Walbundrie.
Despite a fine 67 from Walbundrie opening batsmen Scott Montgomery, that set up the Tigers’ imposing score of 8-186, Osborne cruised to victory.
The visitors chased the runs down with three overs to spare as inform representative cricketer Ed Perryman top scored with 66.
Jarrod Miller provided good support to Montgomery with 42 no late in the innings.
Perryman took three wickets, while brother Joe took two.
HOLBROOK made it eight wins in a row to start the season, with a five wicket win over Henty at Ten Mile Creek Oval in Holbrook.
Henty led by a fine 58 from veteran Mark White and, with handy contributions from Braeden Pantling (23) and Greg Schuller (22), they made 7-146.
Braydon Eddy took 3-24 for Holbrook, with William Heriot 2-23.
Cooper Walsh 2-31 lead a good fielding and bowling effort from the Brookers.
Holbrook in reply got the runs in just 20 overs despite a collapse that saw them go from 0-34 to a shaky 4-52.
A superb unbeaten 52 from Hayden Wishart and 35 from Randall Taylor ensured the home side got the job done.
Chris Spicer took 3-52 for Henty.
CULCAIRN has moved back inside the top six with a comfortable win over Burrumbuttock, winning by nine wickets with 20 overs to spare at Burrumbuttock.
Led by a superb spell of bowling from Cameron Knust, the Lions bundled Burrumbuttock out for 104.
Knust finished with 5-8 off seven overs and four maidens.
Culcairn led by unbeaten innings from Vince Chaffey (48) and Steve Brand (46) passed the total for the loss of one wicket.
The Lions will take on Walla at home next Saturday in a crucial match before the competition goes into its Christmas/New Year break.
RAND, as expected, proved too strong for Lockhart winning by 83 runs at Lockhart to remain in third place on the ladder.
Winning the toss and batting Rand posted 8-149 with Brayden Lieschke (37) and Mark Kreutzberger (36) saving the Pigeons from 6-56.
Lockhart had no answer to the pace and bounce of Rand opening bowler Brayden Ralston who was outstanding with 5-7 off eight overs.
WALLA made it four wins for the season with a hard fought three wicket win over The Rock Yerong Creek at Walla.
The visitors batted sensibly to finish with a respectable total of 4-167, with Matt Linklater 2-36 and Tom Simmons 1-22 best of the Walla attack.
Again Todd Hannam led the way with 57, while Jack Driscoll (37), Ned Mazzochi (27) and Oscar Willis (25) chipped in nicely.
Jaxon Lezius guided the home team to victory with 63, however it was a handy 26 from Walter Paech that got the Grasshoppers over the line in a tight finish.
- Holbrook 48, Osborne 39, Rand 36, Walbundrie 33, Walla 30, Culcairn 18, TRYC 12, Henty 12, Lockhart 12, Burrumbuttock 0.
- Culcairn v Walla, TRYC v Holbrook, Henty v Burrumbuttock, Osborne v Lockhart, Rand v Walbundrie.