Eltringham piles on runs

BEAUTY POINT flexed its muscle with a commanding 171-run victory over Legana in their TCL clash at Legana yesterday.

In a battle between two top-four sides, the Tamar Valley Tigers amassed 8-267, off their 40 overs and then knocked the Durhams over for 96 in reply.

Rob Eltringham was the star with the bat for Beauty Point making 98, hitting eight fours and four sixes and unlucky to miss out on a century.

Opener Vaughn Rose made 66, Beau Hills 31 and Adam Turner 28.

Ian Champion was the best of the Legana bowlers taking 4-54.

In its run chase Legana was in early trouble at 2-4, and never recovered.

Opener Michael Dunn made 33, Bill Whyman 19 and Champion 13 - the only batsmen to reach double figures.

Eltringham backed up his efforts with the bat by taking 3-22 with the ball in a man of the match performance and Hills and Quinton Tahiri taking two wickets each. 

``It was a very good performance,'' Beauty Point captain Jason Savage said.

``I laid the law down after last week and everything I asked they did so I was very pleased.

``We bowled the usual lines and I think the score got them out trying to force the issue.''

ACL grabbed a two-wicket  victory over Diggers at Brook High School for its second win of the season.

Diggers were dismissed for 121, off 26.3 overs.

Wickets tumbled early with them 5-34, before Adam Henderson top scored with 30 batting at No.7 and Adam Davie made 28, helping them to 121.

Billy Isaac picked up 4-32 for ACL in a good performance and captain Sean Barry and Ben Stonehouse took two wickets each.

In reply, ACL was 5-59 with Nigel Hurst helping to steady the ship making 30 at No.7 and Ben Harris 16 to help the tail wag and get them home at 8-122, with help from 29 extras.

``It was well overdue the win and we bowled and fielded well to keep them to 121,'' Barry said. 

``We started losing a few wickets through the middle like last week.

``But that held us in good stead - we knew we had to turn that around and everyone had a more positive attitude, which got us over the line.''

TREVALLYN recorded a 40-run victory over Hadspen in a competitive contest at Trevallyn.

After winning the toss the home side scored 7-237 and dismissed Hadspen for 197 in reply.

Matty Cocker showed his talent again top scoring with 90 not out, with nine fours and a six and brought up 7000 runs for the club.

Captain-coach Damian Whybrow hit 69, opening the innings and Matthew Woods made a handy 33 at No.8.

Travis Crisp picked up 2-45 and Casey Brown claimed 2-41 with the ball for the Chieftains.

Hadspen made a good start to its run chase with openers Clint Moore and Brad Eames putting on 60 for the first wicket.

Moore made 31, Eames 37 and Glenn Ellis top scored with 43 at No.3.

Hadspen was well-placed at 3-146, but from there wickets tumbled with only Simon Clay, who made 25, and Matt Green 11, offering further resistance.

Cocker backed up with the ball to take 3-38 for Trevallyn and Woods picked up 2-20.

``We batted OK but still lost wickets in vital stages of the match - but you'd take 237 any day,'' Whybrow said.

``We didn't bowl and field as well as we should have but to their credit they batted well.

``We're not playing our best cricket but we're still winning.''STARS OF THE DAY

BEST WITH THE BAT

Rob Eltringham (Beauty Point) 98

Matty Cocker (Trevallyn) 90

Damian Whybrow (Trevallyn) 69

Vaughn Rose (Beauty Point) 66

BEST WITH THE  BALL

Billy Isaac (ACL) 4-32

Rob Eltringham (Beauty Point) 3-22

Matty Cocker (Trevallyn) 3-38

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