CASTERTON went to the top of the points table with a powerful display of batting and bowling on the second day of the Casterton and District Cricket Association’s round six last Saturday.
After Dergholm’s first innings of 88, Rick Killey (108no) and Kane Forbes (103no) then rattled up an amazing 0-217dec in Casterton’s second innings that lasted just 14 overs.
It was Killey’s second century for the game after his 101 in the first innings the previous Saturday.
In their second innings, the inexperienced Scrubbers collapsed to be all out for 34 and presented the Maroons with an outright win.
In an afternoon of fluctuating fortunes at Edenhope, it was Pigeon Ponds who grasped the early initiative with some magnificent bowling from captain Ash Simons. At 2.25pm, Edenhope was in big trouble at 5-53.
The first innings victory target of 320 looked to be out of the home team’s reach, but a sixth wicket partnership of 113 between Hugh Caldow (55) and Ben McIntyre (53) then sent the Pigeons a scurrying on the batsmen friendly Edenhope Recreation Reserve.
After tea, the Pigeon Ponds bowlers regrouped to dismiss Edenhope for 199. Ash Simons took 6-56 from his 13 overs.
Full story in The Casterton News on Wednesday, December 4, 2013