• A Grade, Division 1

A STRONG bowling performance by Leongatha Town had OMK on the backfoot in their A Grade Division 1 match at Outtrim on Saturday.

And their 8/145 off 40 overs was soon put into perspective during two good partnerships featuring the talented Sahan Perera who finished unbeaten on 56 off 90 balls faced.

And it was only the tight bowling of veteran paceman Peter Dell which put the brakes on Perera late, after he’d managed eight boundaries against earlier bowlers.

A feature of OMK’s effort in the field was the catch by James Paterson, leaning back over the picket fence in front of the OMK clubrooms, to a lofted drive from Amila Ratnaike just has he was hitting his powerband on 25.