SOUTH Barwon inflicted the first loss upon North Geelong in the Geelong Cricket Association first division, getting home in a thrilling two-run victory.
The Magpies finished at 9-185 after 50 overs, in pursuit of South Barwon’s 187. No Swans batsmen scored more than 29, but they had a raft of contributors. The bowling attack delivered a similarly even performance with six individual wicket-takers. South Barwon moves into the top four as North Geelong remains on top.
East Belmont also enjoyed a tense victory, upsetting Newtown & Chilwell. Dylan McMahon set the standard with the ball, taking 4-24 as the Two Blues fell for 121. The Lions worked their way to the total, passing it with three wickets remaining.
Grovedale stormed through Murgheboluc, dismissing it for 61 runs. Chris Young (3-17), Devlin Foott (3-13) and Barry Tsitas (3-7) all took three wickets to lead the charge. The Tigers had no issues tracking down the total, doing so with nine wickets to spare.
A brilliant 111 from Josh Larkin helped Highton to 9-227 against Leopold. Ben Horne took 5-51.
Leopold fell well short, all out for 152 as Larkin capped a dominant day, taking 4-19.
Lara defeated St Joseph’s by three wickets, reeling in Joey’s 8-171 in the 37th over.