Courageous effort earns century

LEGANA's Garry McCarron batted through a hamstring injury to make an unbeaten century, and help his team to a 114-run victory over Uni-Mowbray in their TCL clash at University Oval yesterday.

McCarron (103) top scored for the match, closely followed by teammate Sam Howe (80).

Ian Champion finished off the innings with an unbeaten 48 off 17 balls, to take Legana's score to 2-280 after its 40 overs.

Uni-Mowbray struggled in reply, with opener Jai Cooley dismissed for a duck, and only four batsmen making double figures.

Legana captain Matty Wells said he was impressed by his team's performance, especially McCarron's.

``He'd strained his hamstring so he couldn't run particularly well between the wickets but he gutsed it out and kept rotating the strike,'' Wells said.

``We've had a pretty poor month so this was a good solid win for us to get us back on track.''

BEAUTY POINT had an easy win over Longford at its home ground, but had a slow start to its innings.

With Beauty Point chasing 207 for victory, opener Vaughn Rose made two runs off eight balls, while Brennan Cresswell scored eight off 24.

Jason Savage came in to save the day, after already taking two catches earlier, to make 138 not out, and help the team win by seven wickets.

Earlier, Anthony Taylor was best with the bat for Longford making 89 not out, while Ben Chugg, Brett Martin and Tim Fitzallen took one wicket each.

Savage said it was a vital game.

``We were both going for second spot,'' he said.

``So we're all very proud of a win like that.''

TREVALLYN scored a four-wicket win over Diggers.

Diggers won the toss, scoring 9-189 in its 40 overs.

But Trevallyn was too good scoring 192 with four batsmen remaining.

Diggers' Jye Balym was best with the ball, taking 3-38.

Glenn Gleeson made 88 for Trevallyn to be the best with the bat.

HADSPEN'S 240 was too much for ACL to handle and it lost by 89 runs.

Hadspen won the toss and opener Ivo Agostini made 65 to get his team off to a good start.

Matt Green was the second best with the bat making 42 and Brad Eames and Troy Clark scored 24 each.

ACL captain Sean Barry said the team had been fielding well the past couple of weeks, but yesterday ``was just dreadful''.

``They batted well and made a lot of runs, so they set a large total,'' Barry said.

``We started off pretty well, we had one for 54 but then we lost three wickets in five balls.''

Mowbray batsman James Storey is clean-bowled in the match against Westbury at Invermay Park. Picture: NEIL RICHARDSON

Mowbray batsman James Storey is clean-bowled in the match against Westbury at Invermay Park. Picture: NEIL RICHARDSON