Districts grab important victory

Districts grab important victory

An excellent bowling display led Western Districts to a six-wicket win against second-placed Kyancutta in round nine of A Grade Le Hunte cricket on Saturday.

The match at Kyancutta saw the home side bowled out for only 88 runs, with Western Districts reaching 4/96 in response.

Kyancutta won the toss and elected to bat only for opener Jeffrey Bigg to be removed for a duck, while Ty McKenna was caught for 10.

Hayden Heath and Brett Garnaut fell in quick succession to leave the hosts at 4/35, while the resistance of Zac Skipworth ended when he was bowled for 26.

The innings was in tatters when Kyancutta lost 3/1 to be reduced to 8/66 - with the trio of Damien Mullan, Jake Mullan and Darren O'Brien all dismissed by Nathan Davis.

Saxon O'Brien finished not out on 13.

Davis finished with 3/18, while Steven Brands took 3/26 and Joshua Horgan claimed 3/27.

Western Districts lost both openers at 13, with Leigh Scholz bowled for two and Julian Gosling caught for 10.

Angus Gunn and Kysen Shepperd steadied the innings to see Districts progress to 59, where the latter was removed for 13.

Gunn finished on 32 not out and was joined by Brands, 23 not out, in seeing the visitors home.

Jake Mullan took 2/16 for Kyancutta.

Elsewhere, leaders Waddikee/Warramboo made it nine wins in a row with a five-wicket triumph at home to Wudinna.

The visitors were all out for 127, with the WaddiBoos reaching 5/138.

Darryl Marshall was important for Wudinna as he made a half-century after losing fellow opener Steve Westlake for a duck, Viv O'Brien for 13 and Tyson Jackson for two.

Marshall's 56 helped Wudinna to 76 until he was caught, although 12 runs from Troy Klante pushed the total towards 100.

Tyler Inglis added 17 runs yet the wickets continued to fall to give the WaddiBoos confidence they could reach the total.

Lubin Stringer led with 3/16, while Kane Grocke, Kane Murphy and Jake Sampson added two wickets apiece.

Waddikee/Warramboo's innings got off to a terrible start as Stringer was trapped leg before wicket for a golden duck, however Chandler May and Asher Sampson then put on a 56-run partnership.

Sampson was removed for 14, but May progressed towards a half-century.

He was eventually removed for 55 and the WaddiBoos lost 3/10 as Corey Waters and Murphy soon followed.

The leaders were seen over the line by a partnership of 42 as Jake Bruce was unbeaten on 26 and Jake Sampson finished 18 not out.

Jackson Petty was the best of the bowlers with 3/35.