Balym enjoys hit against ACL

Nathan Balym
Nathan Balym

TREVALLYN warmed up for next week's semi-finals with a good batting performance as the top four sides all flexed their muscle in the final roster round of TCL A-grade yesterday.

Trevallyn made the most of the batting practice defeating bottom side ACL by 121 runs.

Opener Nathan Balym hit a century finishing 100 not out off 123 balls, with 11 fours and a six, as his side amassed a big score of 3-289.

He combined in an opening partnership of 145 with captain- coach Damian Whybrow who scored 94 off 57 balls and then was part of a 94-run partnership for the second wicket with Matty Cocker who made 63, off 40.

ACL managed 168 in reply with Ben Harris leading the way with a good knock of 65 not out and Tom Everett made 34.

Matthew Woods was the best of the Trevallyn attack taking 3-23.

ACL used 10 bowlers in their last game of the season with Hayden Thompson the best taking 2-39.

"It was good performance by our top five batsmen that has been lacking in the past few weeks," Whybrow said.

"To their credit ACL stuck it out and I thought they batted very well.

"We've talked about someone at the top batting through the innings and Nathan did that and our bowlers did well."

LONGFORD had a big 109-run victory over Uni-Mowbray as it warmed up for finals.

The Tigers made 6-246 batting first with Dean Stephens top scoring with 76, Dion Blair making 51 and Robert Moore finishing 38 not out.

Uni lost regular wickets in its run chase and was dismissed for 137 in reply.

Richard Austin top scored with 29 and Zane Brown 27.

Tim Fitzallen was the best of the Longford bowlers taking 3-40.

"We took no risks today and we wanted to bat out our 40 overs which we did and it was a good hit-out leading into next week," Longford captain-coach Stuart Prewer said.

"Dean batted well after scoring a hundred in A-reserve last week and put on 115 with Robert Moore.

"Our bowling was really good with Ben Chugg sensational after bowling eight overs, for 1-6, and could have had 2-5, if I hadn't dropped a simple catch."

BEAUTY POINT defeated Diggers by six wickets in their game at Beauty Point.

Diggers made 101 batting first and the home side chased the runs down for the loss of four wickets finishing at 4-103.

Brent Kettle top scored for Diggers making 50 and Rob Eltringham was Beauty Point's best with the bat hitting 33.

Adam Turner took 4-37 with the ball for Beauty Point.

"A couple of the Diggers guys batted well at the end for about ten overs and did the right thing by their side which is what we need to do when we're in trouble," Beauty Point captain Jason Savage said.

"I would have liked a bigger run chase but we knew we couldn't catch Longford and the batters got some practice."

LEGANA will also take winning form into next week's finals after defeating Hadspen by seven wickets at Legana.

The Chieftains made 181 after being 2-107 with a late order collapse contributing to their failure to build on a good start.

Glen Ellis top scored with 61 and Brad Eames made 41, the pair putting on a partnership of 104 for the second wicket.

Kurt Wells continued his good form with the ball picking up 5-24 for Legana.

The Durhams chased down the total finishing at 3-182, with Ian Champion the standout finishing 80 not out off 75 balls, with ten fours and two sixes.

"They batted well early and were 1-100 at drinks and we pegged them back and kept them to 180," Legana captain Matthew Wells said.

"Kurt bowled really well and Ian was in good form with the bat which is a good sign for us leading into finals next week." YESTERDAY'S SCORES: A GRADE: DIGGERS 101 (B. Kettle 50; A. Turner 4-37, R. Eltringham 2-11, Q. Tahiri 2-27) lt BEAUTY POINT 4-103 (R. Eltringham 33, J. Savage 25).

TREVALLYN 3-289 (N. Balym 100 no, D. Whybrow 94, M. Cocker 63; S. Henley 2-39) d ACL 168 (B. Harris 65 no, T. Everett 34; M. Woods 3-22, P. Richardson 2-4, G. Gleeson 2-4).

LONGFORD 6-246 (D. Stephens 76, D. Blair 51, R. Moore 38 no, S. Prewer 28; R. Austin 2-47) d UNI-MOWBRAY 137 (R. Austin 29, Z. Brown 27; T. Fitzallen 3-38, J. Arnol 2-27, H. Scott 2-8).

HADSPEN 181 (G. Ellis 61, B. Eames 41, S. Clay 27; K. Wells 5-23, T. Burgess 2-52, B. Streets 2-4) lt LEGANA 3-182 (I. Champion 80 no, C. Taylor 27, S. Howe 23, D. Sharman 20 no).

A RESERVE: BRIDGENORTH 3-240 (Penney 132, M. Sharman 49, Daveney 33 no; Wegman 2-52, Ford 1-20) d EXETER 8-236 (Burt 99, Ford 38, Reid 25; Walker 3-40, G. Sharman 2-41).