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Tocumwal go down in division one

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February 24, 2017

Ready and waiting: Rod Meloury played for Tocumwal's division one team on Saturday.

Tocumwal

●Division one: Tocumwal went down on Saturday at the hands of Barooga by seven wickets in perfect conditions for cricket.

The Bloods won the toss and chose to bat on Barooga Recreation Reserve’s number two oval.

Ranji Oliver top-scored for Tocumwal with 29 and six other batsmen made it to double figures as the team was bowled out in the final over of the innings for 125.

The total wasn’t enough to stop Barooga, thanks to a hard-hitting 74 from Daniel Ellis as the Hawks ended their innings at 4-195.

Mark Barker was the pick of the bowlers for the Bloods as he ended the match with figures of 3-13 while Lachlan McDonald and Andy Arthur each picked up one wicket.

With the loss, the Bloods drop to seventh on the ladder and are currently six points out of the top four. They will need to bounce back quickly this week in their match against Finley at home.

●Division two: The fortunes were better for the Bloods’ division two side as it defeated Finley by 12 runs.

Tocumwal batted first and made 112 in its innings thanks to 25 from Perry Cole.

In reply, Finley could only manage 9-100 from its 35 overs as Adam Jarrett picked up 3-9 and Kalle Stewart got 2-3 for the Bloods.

There’s a tough match ahead for Tocumwal this week when it travels to Jerilderie.

Strathmerton

●Division one: Had the bye.

●Division two: The Bulldogs’ division two side came up against a strong Waaia side and found the going tough at the weekend.

Waaia batted first and posted a good score of 6-171 from its 35 overs.

For Strathy, Samuel Lewis was the best of the bowlers as he picked up two wickets.

Strathy managed to get to 83 before it was bowled out, and it was again Lewis who led the way making 29 for the Bulldogs.

The team travels to Katamatite this week to take on the Tigers.

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