Burras, Bulls fail tests

Darcy Thomas runs in for Gisborne. (Jacob Pattison)318059_09

The Gisborne and District Cricket Association McIntyre Cup top six was given a shake up, as some of the contenders took on each other.

While Gisborne and Sunbury United have been the standouts all season, Diggers Rest Bulla, Romsey and Bacchus Marsh have all shown their credentials in recent weeks.

On the weekend, as side’s played both Saturday and Sunday, a couple of sides were left to go back to the drawing board.

Gisborne remains unbeaten after easily accounting for Diggers Rest Bulla.

The Burras were bowled out for 121 on day one, as their star studded batting line up failed to fire.

Indika Massalage top scored with 32 at the top of the order.

Jarryd Vernon and Mick Allen took four wickets for the Dragons.

It was a tough start for the Dragons with the bat, as they fell to 4-28. With their stars still to come, the Dragons passed the total six wickets down.

They would eventually finish, 7-222.

Allen finished 72 not out.

Rhys Berry took three wickets for the Burras.

Romsey had a big win against Bacchus Marsh.

Romsey made 8-252 with Nathan Hoy top scoring with 50. Brenton Payne took four wickets for the Bulls.

The Bulls were bowled out for 93 with James Lidgett top scoring with 30.

Aaron Paterson was the pick of the bowlers for Romsey, finishing 3-19.

Romsey finished 4-88 in its second innings. Taylor Stevenson made 49.

Sunbury United beat Wallan by five wickets to stay cemented in the top two.

The Magpies were bowled out for 181 late on day one. Bryan Vance top scored with 49.

Competition leading wicket taker Senura Perera took 6-64.

After a solid start, United went from 0-46 to 3-46 to give the Magpies some hope.

United steadied and never looked in trouble, finishing 5-187.

Upul Fernando top scored with 73 not out.

In other matches, Rupertswood cemented its spot in the top six with victory against the Sunbury Kangaroos.

Rupo made 8-161 with Andrew Pizaro making 56. The Kangaroos were then bowled out for 104.

Pizaro was the pick of the bowlers, taking four wickets.

In the Johnstone Shield, the match of the run was a tie between Sunbury United and Eynesbury which were both bowled out for 205.

In other matches, Riddell upset Macedon to keep its finals hopes alive, Romsey had a 20 run win against Gisborne, Kyneton was easily beaten by Bacchus Marsh, Aintree had a big win against Klimore.