Georgetown in fine form

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Georgetown claimed their third win for the year in a low scoring game against Redhill while rain put a premature end to the match between Crystal Brook and Laura.

Georgetown v Redhill

Redhill won the toss and chose to bat, sending in Ben Pilkington and Larry Klingner to open the batting.

Klingner did not last long, caught behind off the bowling of Matt Fejo for five with the score at 1/16.

This was the first of four wickets for Fejo, who went on to remove Cam Kerr for two, Ben Pilkington for 28 and C Hayes for 10.

Redhill were struggling at 4/68 and their day didn’t get any easier as Georgetown’s Riley Davenport took threequick wickets including the crucial scalp of Louis Cummins who was caught by Ben Treasure for 26.

Redhill’s total now stood at 7/85.

The tail were only able to add 23 more runs to the total and Redhill slumped to be all out for 108.

Matt Fejo was the best of the bowlers with 4/41/12.

Riley Davenport took 3/5/6 including four maidens. Cody Robson finished off the tail with 2/5/2.2 while Shane Ballantyne claimed a single wicket.

In reply, Georgetown had a poor start with opener Cody Robson run out for a duck with the score at 1/7.

However, from then on, they were able to build some good partnerships.

Shane Ballantyne and Matt Fejo put on 46 for the second wicket before Fejo was caught off the bowling of Larry Klingner for 25.

Riley Davenport then joined Ballantyne at the crease and the pair put on 38 for the third wicket to take the total to 3/91.

Klingner picked up his second wicket, with Davenport caught behind for 19.

Dylan Hansen and Shane Ballantyne got the job done for Georgetown, passing the score with six wickets in hand.

Hansen made five not out while Ballantyne batted through the innings to finish with 49 not out.

Larry Klingner was the best of Redhill’s bowlers, picking up 2/47 from his 11 overs.

Ryder Hayes took 1/8/1.

Crystal Brook v Laura

Crystal Brook hosted Laura on the weekend with both teams vying for top spot on the Rocky River Cricket Association ladder.

Laura batted first and were on track to post a big score but the inclement weather had other ideas.

Laura’s total stood at 2/150 after 33 overs when play had to be abandoned due to rain.

At the close of play, Jaran Turner was on 80 not out and Michael Gaunt had amassed 49 not out.

Scott Brand had been dismissed earlier for 16 and Ziek Kay for a duck.

Matt Gulin and Adam Kupsch picked up a wicket each.

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