Wickets galore at Riddell

Riddell’s Harry Fisher. (Shawn Smits) 202969_14

There were plenty of wickets on day one between Riddell and Kilmore in the Gisborne and District Cricket Association Johnstone Shield on Saturday.

Both teams entered the two-day clash looking for their second win of the season to try and rise from the bottom of the ladder.

Kilmore won the toss and sent the Bombers in on their home deck.

The decision seemed to be the right one, with the Bombers struggling to get their innings going, eventually bowled out for 120 in the 55th over.

Craig Woolley top scored with 32, while Brenton Stancombe was the only other player to pass 20, finishing with 24.

The Bombers bowlers got their side back into the game late on day one.

Kilmore managed to get to 0-32 before things started to go wrong. It would lose five wickets before stumps to be in trouble at 5-46 at the end of play.

Nathan Brien took two of those wickets.

East Sunbury has a solid chase on its hands against Broadford as it aims for its third win of the season.

Facing each other for the first time with Broadford joining the competition this season, the Thunder decided to have a bowl on day one.

Broadford lost a couple of early wickets before steadying to get to 2-122. Broadford lost three quick wickets, before the tail steadied and took the side to 8-223 from its 75 overs.

Thunder captain Nathan Dent took 3-40 from his 18 overs.

In the other match, Wallan is on top after day one against Eynesbury.

The Magpies made a massive 3-323 from their 75 overs.

Captain Bryan Vance went big, finishing 163 not out from 188 balls. His innings included 20 fours.

It was all single wicket takers for the Eagles.

In the Jensen Shield, Lancefield got a big win against Hanging Rock.

The Heelers made 8-134 from their overs, with Thomas Place top scoring with 35 not out.

Tigers playing coach Alan Sinclair was the pick of the bowlers, taking three wickets.

After losing an early wicket, the Tigers made light work of the run chase, finishing 1-139 in 25 overs.

Vaughan McClure finished 66 not out and Callum Sankey finished 65 not out. The win was the Tigers second for the season.

Malmsbury claimed the points against Romsey in their clash. Malmsbury made 6-202 from its overs, with Mark Pruden top scoring with 89.

The Redbacks finished 8-173 from their overs.

The other winners were St Anthonys and Aintree.