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United continues strong-arm tactics by shoving Echuca aside

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November 27, 2017

Echuca stuck around for just more than 60 overs against Rochester United, but still failed to get close to the competition’s top side.

Echuca stuck around for just more than 60 overs against Rochester United, but still failed to get close to the competition’s top side.

Set 223 after Dylan Cuttriss’ knock of 75 led a solid batting performance, Echuca was unable to find the same in reply.

Instead Cuttriss just continued on his merry way with the ball in a man-of-the-match performance.

His five-wicket haul included Echuca’s top three batsmen, with Brendan Prendergast sent packing without registering a score.

Cuttriss was backed up by Sean Williams whose figures of 4-25 left him cleaning up any batsmen his teammate had not preyed on first.

In a disciplined bowling effort Williams was the only player who gave away a run, producing the only no ball of the innings.

Simon Maddox (27) and Charlie Hinks (24) were responsible for showing some fight for Echuca, but their lengthy time at the crease could only yield a combined 51 runs.

With the first day of Rochester Tigers’ and Moama’s match halted early by rain last week, Moama did not waste any time in clearing out the remaining opposition batsmen.

Ben Docking was superb as he claimed five wickets from his 11 overs with Anthony McMahon snaring four scalps.

Keeping the Tigers to 128, Moama looked solid from the outset with McMahon at the crease.

In a steady innings, he scored 53 off 114 balls as plenty of players contributed including Brayden McGregor and Kirk Teasdale.

Brandon Byrne and Jake Toll were crucial in making the breakthroughs for the Tigers, but Moama built to 6-158 following 47 overs.

Cooma never looked like losing to Echuca South after an impressive performance from its top order.

With Jacob Kelly, Andrew Appleton, Michael Hill and Liam Barrett all looking comfortable at the crease, South was set 252 to chase.

South struggled from the outset, as its first six batsmen were cleaned up for 32.

Joseph Hamilton was South’s best performer with the bat with 48 not out as his side could manage just 117.

Hill and Mitch Barrett took the majority of wickets for Cooma, while it posted 5-81 in its second innings.

Tongala defeated Kyabram Fire Brigade in a one-day match with 130 the target set by the Flames.

The chase was not smooth sailing as the Blues got home with just two wickets left in the shed.

Stanhope claimed its second win of the season as Bamawm-Lockington United fell 35 runs short of victory.

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