Coleambally continue to lead the way in GDCA third grade

Coleambally transferred its early season form in Twenty20 into the first round of 35 over matches in third grade last weekend.

After Coro won the toss and elected to bat, Jack Hutchinson (19) and Claire Murray (4) looked to lay a foundation with a 17-run stand.

The side struggled to build any meaningful partnerships with Joshua Smith (4), Kyle Bennett (8), Sam Flood (1) and Mark Bennett (4) making their way back to the pavilion to have Coro on 6/60 with 15 overs left in their innings.

Ben Signor (38*) and Blake Jamieson (43*) led a late innings charge to get the side into a competitive position of 6/137 off their 35 overs.

Tom Bowditch (2/14) was the pick of the bowlers for the Nomads while Tom Fattore (1/19), Chris Hayes (1/12), Lachlan Fattore (1/9) and Sam Toscan (1/10) picking up a wicket each.

In reply, Sam Flood (1/5) struck early to remove Sam Breed (1) and have Coly 1/7, but that was as good as it got for Coro.

Bryce Rogers (41*) and Chris Hayes (83*) lead the charge for the Nomads as they were untroubled in the chase reaching a finishing total of 1/141 to give them a nine-wicket win with 14 overs remaining.

Hanwood has picked up their first win of the season when they took on Leagues in the other third-grade game.

Having won the toss and elected to bat, Leagues didn’t make the best start with Harshbir Singh (2), Angus Gunn (1) and Tom Greenaway (7) falling early to have the Panthers struggling on 3/18.

Ryan Minato (13) and Jackson Hassan (25) lead the fight back for their side with a 53-run partnership for the fourth wicket.

It started to fall away again when Hassan was run-out as the side lost six wickets for 16 runs to be left at 9/87 when Patrick Payne was dismissed by Liam Gilbert (3/13). 

Sam Payne (9*) and Patrick Gunn (2) put on 17 before the final wicket fell with Leagues on 104 off 35 overs.

Sam Robinson (26) led the way early while wickets fell around him and with assistance from Brodie Mirtschin (12) and Oliver Bartter (10) they were able to reach the total of 106 with four wickets in hand and nine overs remaining.