Kyancutta cruises to victory

Kyancutta continued its impressive start to the Le Hunte A grade cricket season with an eight-wicket triumph against Wudinna in round four at Wudinna on Saturday.

The season resumed after a month off with Wudinna reaching 7/117 from the 40 overs which Kyancutta chased down with ease to make 2/122.

Aiming for a first win of the 2019-20 season, Wudinna made a disastrous start to be 2/5 as both openers were removed - Steve Westlake for a duck and Darryl Marshall for one run.

Brennan Franklin and Jackson Petty helped Wudinna to settle with a 37-run partnership which was broken when Franklin was bowled for 28.

Four runs later it was Petty's turn to walk back to the pavilion as he was dismissed for seven, while the wicket of Brad Lymn for a duck had the home side reeling at 5/52.

The wickets continued to fall as Greg Barns and Thomas Dupree were removed for eight runs apiece which took the score to 7/84.

Kysen Shepperd had watched the last three wickets fall, but he was joined by Darci Best and the pair took Wudinna intro triple figures.

They put on 33 runs for the eighth wicket, with Shepperd finishing on 27 not out and Best making 16 not out.

Kyancutta's Saxon O'Brien took 2/22, while Jordan Stutley, Thomas Scholz and Jake Mullan were also among the wicket-takers.

The visitors had sights on a third win this season, with Stutley and Jeffrey Bigg progressing to 27 until Bigg's stumps were knocked over for seven.

Stutley was joined by Ty McKenna as the pair pushed Kyancutta to within sight of victory.

They combined for a 69-run stand that was only broken when Stutley was caught and missed his half-century, out for 49.

Zac Skipworth came to the crease at 2/96 and his 19 not out, alongside 42 not out from McKenna, helped to see Kyancutta home after only 18 overs.

Lymn and Petty took the wickets for Wudinna.

The other A grade match between Waddikee/Warramboo and Western Districts ended in a forfeit victory for the WaddiBoos to continue their perfect start to the season.

There were no B grade matches played as both were forfeited.

Kyancutta got the points against Wudinna, while it was a win for Waddikee/Warramboo against Western Districts.