Beauty Point batter Bulldogs, ACL falls | TCL round 9, November 2017

STAR: Longford batsman Dilan Sandagirigoda made 98 in his side's big win over Hadspen. Pictures: Phillip Biggs
STAR: Longford batsman Dilan Sandagirigoda made 98 in his side's big win over Hadspen. Pictures: Phillip Biggs

Beauty Point has raced to another crushing win, this time at the expense of Cressy.

After blitzing Diggers a fortnight ago, the Tamar Valley Tigers swept aside the Bulldogs in 28 overs to claim a four-wicket win.

Bowling first at home, Beauty Point had their opposition 3-61 before Danny Bennett set about compiling an unbeaten 79 to help his side to 7-181.

Adam Turner led the bowlers with 3-41 off eight while Gavin Nutting bowled his eight overs for just 13. 

Stand-in Bulldogs captain Sam Henley took the prized wicket of Jason Savage off the second ball of the innings and Jarod Bailey soon followed.

But the celebrations quickly dried up as Rob Crane smashed a 30-ball half-century and Turner hit 15 boundaries on his way to a match-winning knock of 76.

A late cameo from Josh Allen saw LEGANA nudge a low-scoring match against ACL.

The Durhams bowled beautifully to dismiss the Bluebacks for 100 with only three batsmen making double figures as the last four wickets fell for two runs.

Aaron Dusautoy took 3-1 to account for the tail while Amal Ranawaka ploughed through the middle order on his way to 3-21.

Luke Laycock (19) and Adam Bourke took the chase to 2-55 but some strong bowling from John Kedey (3-26) and Simon Chappell and Sean Barry (two wickets apiece) had Legana crumbling at 7-73.

With the game on the line Allen hit a six, a four and a six off Kedey’s bowling to ice the match with three wickets and 15 overs to spare.

LONGFORD waltzed to an eighth-straight win, downing Hadspen by 82 runs.

Arriving in the third over Dilan Sandagirigoda took the game away from the Chieftains, coming within two runs of a ton before nicking Scott Driessen (2-13) to the keeper.

Hadspen never looked likely of chasing 205 and fell to 123 all out with Damian Woods (37) the shining light. 

TOP PERFORMERS

Dilan Sandagirigoda 98

Danny Bennett 79*

Adam Turner 76*

Rob Crane 54

Aaron Dusautoy 3-1

Amal Ranawaka 3-21

John Kedey 3-26

Jakeb Morris 3-33