Cleve hosted Lock on Saturday for their first clash of the 2017/18 A grade season, with Lock searching for their first win and Cleve looking to keep pace with the league leaders.
Lock skipper Ryan Boot won the toss for the Roos and had little hesitation in batting first in Saturday’s sultry conditions.
Things did not begin well for the visitors, losing opener Wheare with the second delivery of the day, a corker from Ethan Kwaterski, jagging back to take middle peg.
From there it was catastrophic for Lock, losing wickets at a steady rate and if not for some lower order resilience the total could have been worse.
They were dismissed for 40 in the 21st over, with only one batsman reaching double figures.
The wickets were shared evenly among the Bombers’ bowlers, with young Rhett Schumann claiming three wickets (all bowled middle stump) in an impressive display.
Cleve set about the run chase with enthusiasm, as stranger things have happened when chasing small totals.
It was not to be the case today, however, as openers Shannon and Byrnes achieved the target within four overs to claim their team’s third win of the year.
No other senior games were played at the weekend due to the floating harvest break.
Cleve and Lock will now have a break on Saturday, November 25, when this game was originally scheduled to be played.