Peak gone for 80

SAFE: Tom Ryan for Cowell stretches over the crease as Jamie Pearson for Darke Peak dives toward the ball. Photo: Sarah Meyer.

SAFE: Tom Ryan for Cowell stretches over the crease as Jamie Pearson for Darke Peak dives toward the ball. Photo: Sarah Meyer.

A GRADE

Cowell v Darke Peak

A warm muggy day was presented to the players, as Cowell won the toss and chose to bat.

Cowell opened with Todd Schumann and Carl Jaeschke to face JJ McCallum and Rhett Schumann.

After a few tight overs and some help from the long grass which limited theboundary,McCallum got the break through, bowling Jaeschke around his legs.

Brodie Pearson came and bowled with pace, cleaning up Schumann and Jake Klingberg in quick concession leaving Cowell 3/51 with work needing to be done.

Zane Wykamp and Tommy Ryan steadied the innings putting on 50 odd.

As Wykamp started looking like he was on for a big score he was bowled by a ripper from Percy Butterfield for 18.

This brought Nick Gale to the crease and he bashed his way to a quick fire 51, himself and Ryan putting on a 60 run partnership which was broken by Pearson bowling Ryan for 42.

There was a few late order runs from Gale and Geoff Starr for Cowell to post 7/196.

Pearson picked up three wickets, McCallum two wickets and Butterfield and Kyron McCallum with one each.

With Darke Peak needing 197 to win they started off a bit rocky with Dusty Harris making three, giving a catch to Zac Crabb at first slip off the opening bowler Zane Wykamp.

Judd Wykamp opened from the other end and took a bit of stick before removing Zac Meyer for a fast 30.

Darke Peak continued to periodically lose wickets through the innings and some tight bowling limited the runs.

Cowell polished off their bowling innings in 22 overs, dismissing the Peak for 80.

Judd Wykamp was the standout bowler collecting three wickets, Geoff Starr, Jarrad Schiller and Wayne Piggot all collected two wickets and Zane Wykamp snared one.

Zac Crabb grabbed two catches without the gloves, making it seem that wicket keepers do not always need gloves to catch, but we will see how that goes in the weeks to come.

Cowell defeated Darke Peak by 116 runs.

Cleve v Rudall

It's getting towards the pointy end of the 2019/2020 season, with Cleve hosting Rudall this week, with Cleve looking to consolidate their top two position and Rudall wanting to keep finals hopes alive.

After winning the toss Rudall's openers Mick Noble and Angus Slack got straight to work, scoring briskly to put on 68 before Slack fell for 28.

The Bombers were able to keep the momentum going, taking wickets at regular intervals to have skipper Noble running out of partners - when he fell for 71 to be Shannon's fifth wicket the visitors scrapped their way to be all out for 164.

New Cleve opening combination of Newlyn and Turner got things off to a bright start, before Newlyn fell to Johnny Noble.

Shannon joined Turner and the pair looked like taking the game away from Rudall before both fell in quick succession.

Skipper Dylan Jenner went to work for the home side, hitting multiple sixes on his way to a swift 48.

When he fell to a good catch from Slack the game was back on level terms - young gun Zane Crettenden combined with Claxton to put on 42 for the eighth wicket to get the Bombers the win; Crettenden finishing 33 not out.