Roar’s winning streak snapped

(Ljubica Vrankovic)

Sunbury’s three game winning streak in the Victorian Turf Cricket Association McNamara Shield season came to an end on Saturday.

The Roar faced Williamstown CYMS at the Sunbury Recreation Reserve across the last two Saturdays.

The Roar were on the back foot after day one of the clash.

The Roar made just 97 as it was bowled out in the 51st over which Roar coach Kevin Barker said was a bowl first wicket. Fill-in captain Rasika Batepola was the only player that was able to make a significant contribution to the Roar’s innings as he finished on an unbeaten 40.

The CYs resumed n Saturday at 1-39, and chased the runs down with ease, declaring after 58 overs at 8-150.

With Sohan Boralessa taking 6-66 from his 26 overs.

Sunbury was then made to bat again, losing a wicket on the very first ball of the innings.

It didn’t get much better from there, being 6-49. The Roar were then able to make a small partnership getting to 6-93, before losing the last four wickets for just one run, bowled out for 94 runs.

Rasika Batepola top scored with 31 batting at eight.

The CYs needed just 42 runs for an outright victory, and were able to do so in just six overs to keep themselves in finals contention. They finished 7-43 and claimed the full 10 points.

Boralessa took another three wickets in the second innings, finishing with 3-19.

Sunbury will play a one day match against West Newport at Loft Reserve for its last game of the season on Saturday.