The Bowning Buffaloes have continued their streak of poor form in the Triggs Shield, falling well short in a tough run chase at the weekend.
The Soldiers Club opened the batting in the round six fixture at Bowning Oval and was aggressive from the first ball.
Aaron Goode was the pick of the batsmen scoring 73 in what was an impressive knock.
David Field and Craig Irwin also contributed scoring 55 and 51 not-out respectively.
Lauchie O’Mara provided some resistance on the Buffaloes’ part, proving a handful with the ball, snatching three wickets for 36 off 7.2 overs.
In response, Bowning’s Tim Hazell was the only player to register a notable score. He was 62 not out when his side ran out of overs. They ended up 6/144, 101 short of the target.
Soldiers Club captain David Field said he couldn’t be happier with his side’s performance at the weekend but there was still room to improve.
“We batted really well and backed it up which was great,” he told the Tribune.
“I think it was definitely the best we have played all season, and I think we can still get better.”
Bowning now sits on the bottom of the ladder and will need to turn it around if they want to reach the competition’s grand final like they did last season.
In Yass’ second tier cricket competition, Bookham again won easily. The side has had a stranglehold on the competition over the last month and that didn’t change on Saturday.
The Bulls were up against the Aussie Horns at Victoria Park and batted first. Strong performances from David Hazell(32), Josh Robertson (32 not-out) and David Bonnette (30) helped guide Bookham to 164 off their 40 overs. Brad Hansen bowled well for the Horns but could only nab two wickets.
In response Joe Logue and Adam Greenwood offered minor resistance, scoring 15 and 14 respectively and in the end the Horns could only manage 92 runs. Bookham’s Jordie Misic was devastating with the ball, taking three for seven.
Gundaroo also got an easy win at the weekend, accounting for Murrumbateman 2 at Murrumbateman. The home-side won the toss and batted, but could only manage a lowly 72 before the side was all out.
Mitchell Gallagher was devastating for the visitors, taking four wickets.
It proved a simple task for the Gunners who reached the target in the 16th over. Chris Connor stood out, notching 29 runs for Gundaroo.
In the other match, the Golf Club got the better of Dalton in a big upset. The Taipans won the toss, batted, and scored 160 runs. Steve Greenwood starred with the bat, costing the Dingoes 79 runs. Luke Southwell offered 40 runs in support. It was the first win of the season for the Taipans.