Bendigo Country Week, day three

16/01/2019

5.20PM:Game over in division three. Grassmere Colts all out for 190 to fall 45 runs short of Northern United’s 235. One win and one loss for the association today.
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4.45PM:Grassmere Colts 7-146 off 38 overs. Need 90 off 72 balls for victory.

4.15PM:Even tougher for Grassmere Colts now. Slumped to 6-116 against Northern United, need 120 runs off 120 balls for victory. Aaron Moyne fell one run short of a half-century.

4PM:Tough ask for Grassmere Colts from here. Have reached 5-83 chasing 8-235 versus Northern United. Aaron Moyne leading the way with 44 not out.

3.25PM: AMAZING WIN! Horsham all out for 92, Grassmere wins by 37 runs. Ken Jones the hero with5-16 off 11 overs while spinnerPaddy Mahony took 3-25 off eight overs. Grassmere now two wins, one loss in division two. Today could provetournament-defining.

Steady start for Grassmere Colts in division three. Have reached 3-65 off 20 overs, Aaron Moyne 28 not out and Phil Edwards 19 not out. Chasing Northern United’s 8-235.

2.45PM:THE DREAM IS ALIVE! Horsham has collapsed to be 7-47 off 22 overs, chasing Grassmere’s 129.Ken Jones has taken 3-6 off five overs.

In division three, Grassmere Colts are 1-23 chasing Northern United’s 8-235. Patrick Sinnott is the man out, for a duck.

2PM:Horsham now 2-28 chasing Grassmere’s 129 in division two. Match slowly slipping away from the south-west boys.

1.40PM:Northern United’s fightback finished with it making 8-235 against Grassmere Colts in division three. The last two wickets put on 107.Grassmere Colts are about to start their innings.

Horsham is 2-15 off seven overs at lunch in division two, so there is hopefor Grassmere, which is attempting to defend 129. Dan Oakley has both wickets.

1PM:Northern United making a comeback against Grassmere Colts in division three. Has recovered from 6-128 to be 7-182 in the closing stages.

12.40PM: ALL OUT!Grassmere will attempt to defend 129 in its division two clash against Horsham this afternoon. Chris Bant top scored with 61, Luke Ryan made 23.

12.25PM:Grassmere battling in division two, now 7-119 off 42 overs. Phil Edwards gets his second wicket in division three and Northern United has slumped to 6-128.

12PM:Grassmere Colts on top of Northern United in division three, with their rivals 5-122 off 33 overs. Phil Edwards with the latest scalp.

But Grassmere is struggling against Horsham in division two. Chris Bant’s 61 earlier in the day has proven the only knock of substance. Grassmere is 6-116 off 36 overs.

11.45AM:Grassmere has lost two quick wickets to fall to 4-109 off 32 overs against Horsham in division two. Luke Ryan is attempting a rearguard rescue mission, having reached 20 not out.

11.30AM:Aaron Moyne breaks through for Grassmere Colts! Northern United 4-73 off 20 overs in division three.

11AM:Quick-fire knock from Chris Bant comes to an end. Out for 61, Grassmere is 2-81 off 21 overs against Horsham. Could be game-changing.

10.50AM:Grassmere Colts well on top in their division three match against Northern United at Bagshot. The Colts have reduced their rivals to 3-30 after 10 overs, with Kevin McElgunn grabbing two wickets.

10.40AM:The recovery continues, Grassmere up to 1-50 off 14 overs, Chris Bant unbeaten on 35.

10.20AM:Chris Bant leading a revival. Grassmere 1-30 off seven overs against Horsham with the skipper on 22 not out.

10AM:Disaster early for Grassmere against Horsham at Weeroona Oval in division two. Captain Chris Bant won the toss and batted but the side is 1-3 off two overs. Murray Habel is the man out, bowled for a duck.

Grassmere Colts have lost the toss and are fielding against Northern United at Bagshot.

PRE-MATCH:Day three of Bendigo Country Week is upon us and Grassmere Cricket Association’s two squads are seeking to get their representative campaigns back on track.

Grassmere and Grassmere Colts suffered defeats yesterday to give away many of the gains from Monday, when they started the tournament in emphatic fashion.

Grassmere meets unbeaten Horsham at Weeroona Oval in division two. Underlining the size of the challenge is thatHorsham defeated Portland on Monday, while Grassmere lost heavily to Portland on Tuesday.

Grassmere Colts play Northern United at Bagshot in division three. Northern United also has a 1-1 record after two days.

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