Longford humbles Trevallyn

LONGFORD inflicted Trevallyn's first defeat of the TCL A-grade season yesterday, knocking the ladder-leader over for just 80 at Trevallyn.

It was the first time in about ten years that the club had been dismissed for less than 100 in a 40-over game.

The Tigers came to play with their strongest side of the season and had the home side in deep trouble early in their innings as they slumped to 5-37, due to some good bowling by Dean Stephens and Ben Chugg.

Wickets continued to tumble with Trevallyn 8-50 at drinks and managing to fight to reach a total of 80 off 30.2 overs.

Glen Gleeson and Nathan Balym were the only batsman to make double figures, Gleeson top- scoring with 27 and Balym making 16.

Scott Graham picked up 3-19 for Longford, with Stephens, Tim Fitzallen and Brett Martin taking two wickets apiece.

Longford chased down the required runs for the loss of four wickets with Ben Dodd making 16, Anthony Taylor 18 not out and Hayden Scott 21.

Jai Balym was the best of the Trevallyn bowlers, taking 3-19.

"We were rapt with the win and had a pretty strong side in and I knew we would hit form at some stage," Longford captain-coach Stuart Prewer said.

"Today was the day we clicked - it was a great start by our bowlers taking early wickets and having them 3-17 and putting some pressure on their middle order, which Trevallyn haven't had for a little while."

HADSPEN also caused something of an upset, defeating Legana by two wickets at Legana.

The Chieftains won the toss and put the Durhams in, with Ian Champion top-scoring with a great knock of 78 not out, off 101 balls, with three fours and seven sixes as the home side made 165 all out.

Simon Clay was the best of the Hadspen bowlers, taking 3-23, with Tom Walker and Cheyne Lapham taking two wickets each.

Hadspen was in trouble slumping to 5-35 in its run chase, but opener Brad Eames top-scored with 54 and Clay backed up with the bat making 51 not out, in a great partnership of 103 for the sixth wicket to help them get home - finishing at 8-169, with an over to spare.

Michael Dunn was the best of the Legana bowlers, picking up 3-14, and captain Matthew Wells took 2-14.

"We were very happy to get the win because we've worked very hard over the past few weeks and sort of got close and things came together well for us today," Hadspen coach Tom Walker said.

"I think there were some ebbs and flows with both our batting and bowling, but we thought on that ground 165 was gettable if we batted out the 40 overs, and we ended up getting them 39 overs down."

BEAUTY POINT continued its winning form with a seven-wicket victory over Diggers at Hagley.

Diggers made 103 after being sent in to bat, with Matty Webb top-scoring with 26 and Mark Sowden making 18.

Kyron Ebdon bowled well, picking up 4-20 with his leg spin, and Quinton Tahiri and Jason Savage took two wickets each.

Savage continued his good batting form, top-scoring at the top of the Beauty Point order in their run chase making 55 not out, and Rob Eltringham finished 24 not out as they made 3-104.

Adam Davie was the most successful Diggers bowler, taking 2-20.

"We were pretty good with the ball to keep them to that score," Savage said.

"They didn't make much of an effort to lift the run rate, but I suppose they did a good job to stick around and post an extra 30 runs or so.

"The ball sits up on that pitch which is good for the spinners and made it hard for them to get away, and Kyron and our other leg spinner in Adam Turner both bowled well."

UNI-MOWBRAY defeated ACL by six wickets at Brooks High School, with captain Jai Bourke taking a hat-trick.

Uni won the toss and put the home side in to bat first and bowled well to dismiss them for 78, off 29.2 overs.

Ryan Gates and Matthew Tidey both made 14 but wickets fell regularly and ACL failed to build any partnerships in the face of some good bowling.

Bourke was the best of the Uni attack, picking up excellent figures of 5-18, including his hat- trick, with Ali Worth and Damian Martin taking two wickets each.

Uni chased down the total for the loss of four wickets to finish at 4-80.

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