Blake Cornelis got 15 runs on the board for Wonthaggi Club before he was caught out in A2. z25_4521

By Sam Watson

NYORA’S got their LDCA venture off to a perfect start on Saturday, beating Kilcunda Bass by six wickets.

Kilcunda Bass got off to a slow start at their home ground, but Cam Davidson’s 26 saw them get a reasonable score at drinks.

After that, Cam Chasemore 21 and Harrison Berry 16 were able to put a few on and get KB 136 before they were all out.

Coach Henry Dolphin and former KB bowler Lincoln Brock both grabbed three poles, putting Nyora right in the game.

Opener Kade Anderson got Nyora off to a great start, smashing a fast 62 runs and Gavin Hackett’s 27 got them within reaching distance.

Once he was dismissed it didn’t take long for the following batsman to finish the game up and Nyora won by 6 wickets with 11 overs to spare.

Rain ruins Glen Alvie, Club clash

THE A2 matchup between Glen Alvie and Wonthaggi Club was unfortunately cut short by torrential rain on Saturday.
Club won the toss and batted first on the Rec One at Wonthaggi and Dave Britt made a quick 52 to get them off to a nice start.
Gavin Britt 17 and Stewart Beaumont 20 also made some handy scores to start the innings but after that, Glen Alvie wrestled back the momentum.
Ben Thomas led a resilient bowling attack, picking up four wickets and Wonthaggi Club were all out for 151 with two overs to go.
Steve Smith and Rohan Slade looked confident opening the batting for Glen Alvie, but the heavy downpour meant the innings and match came to a close.

MDU and OMK’s close encounter ends prematurely

THE A2 clash between MDU and OMK came to a close right when the game was in the balance on Saturday.

Coming into the match MDU would’ve been hoping to get their tilt at a flag off to a good start after losing last year’s A2 grand final, and OMK would’ve been hoping to make their mark, now up a division.

MDU batted first and solid scores from Jamie Fox 18, Joel Sinclair 26, and Scott Browne 30* had them looking alright, but the rest of the team couldn’t get comfortable at the crease, and they were bowled out for 119.

Zavier Lamers was the pick of the bowlers, taking three wickets but when it was his side’s turn to bat, they struggled.

Tim Harris was putting on a clinic with the ball and OMK were suddenly 4/7.

They were then 6/24 and luckily for the Diggers, Dylan McMeekin 22* and Justin Greenwood 26* dug in until the rain came down and the match was deemed a draw.

No match played at Foster

MOST games in the LDCA on Saturday at least got started, but not Foster and Korumburra’s A2 clash.

Both sides would’ve been expecting to be competitive and certainly would’ve been looking forward to the match, but the rain meant the first bowl was never bowled.

Hopefully they both get their chance to start the season next week.

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