Top sides keep winning

RUP-MINYIP and Lubeck-Murtoa kept rolling in Horsham Cricket Association B Grade play at the weekend.

The Blue Panthers were tested by a sharp Quantong bowling attack at Minyip Oval, but survived to stay undefeated in the competition.

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Quantong elected to bat after winning the toss but struggled to put runs on the board. Only wicket keeper Jack Vague, 20 runs, John Freeman, 40 and Andrew Vague, 10, made it to double figures.

Gavin Young was superb with five for 15 from eight overs, and Jason Farlow nearly matched him with 4-14 from six overs.

The Blue Panthers' in-form batsmen looked set to chase down the total easily, but Quantong made the going tough.

Jordan McDonald picked up 3-21 from his eight overs, and Nathan Hill, Mitchell Darton and Peter Brand were also among the wickets.

The Quantong attack allowed only nine sundries but Rup-Minyip eventually chased down the total for the loss of eight wickets.

Lubeck-Murtoa had an easier time against Jung Tigers at Dimboola Road oval.

Three Lubeck-Murtoa batsmen posted scores over 40 as the team cruised to 6-211 from its 40 overs.

Martyn Knight and David Laffy were the only Tiger batsmen to fire as the team was bowled out for 98 in reply.

Shaun Trotter's five-wicket day made him the best of the Lubeck-Murtoa bowlers, while Laffy and Brandon Campbell each finished with two wickets for the Tigers.

Blackheath-Dimboola kept its top-four aspirations alive by beating Noradjuha-Toolondo in C Grade.

The Bulls easily chased down their opponents' total to keep the pressure on fourth-placed side Colts, which had a huge win over Quantong.

Natimuk-Goroke had no difficulty chasing down Homers' total of 111, with openers Mick Fletcher and Kyle O'Connor doing all the work themselves.

An undermanned Laharum was forced to declare at 9-93 chasing Jung Tigers' huge total of 9-270.

Hayden Smith's 89 runs led the way for the Tigers.

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