TYRENDARRA has regained second position after it successfully hauled in the large total set by the Go-Ports in the opening innings at the Tyrendarra Recreation Reserve on Saturday.
Go-Ports scored a promising first innings total of 258 to set the scene for an upset win in the Portland and District Cricket Association as they aimed to finish the season on a high note after what has turned into a year of lost opportunities.
Tyrendarra entered the second day of play with a point to prove as opening batsman Andrew Stuchbery and Mark Pitt opened the day in ideal fashion for the side.
The pair combined for 49 runs to accelerate Tyrendarra into an ideal position at the start of their innings as they began the exhausting run chase against a desperate Go-Ports bowling attack.
Go-Ports were missing several key bowlers which immediately shifted the favouritism toward the Tyrendarra line-up.
Leading Go-Ports wicket taker Stephen O’Brien missed the clash which left a gaping hole in the bowling attack, forcing the side to look toward other options to defend the total.
Read the full story in Monday’s Portland Observer.