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Top sides clash

TOP sides Arnold and Kingower meet in tomorrow's Upper Loddon Cricket Association match of the round.

After losing its last two games, Arnold will need to bounce back to keep top spot.

In the other match, last year's grand finalists Wedderburn and Bridgewater meet at Wedderburn.

Boort-Yando has the bye.


TOM McKinley and Pat Murphy have single-handedly put Bridgewater back in serious contention for Upper Loddon Cricket Association honours this season.

The opening bats had an unbeaten partnership of 216 runs to defeat Arnold on Saturday - McKinley finishing on 115 and Murphy 101.

Arnold, depleted by the current COVID testing and isolation rules, tried eight bowlers over 32 overs without success. Among players missing were association leading bowlers Cam Dale and Ben Power.

Tom McKinley was also part of the action in the field, taking a catch off the bowling of Harry McKinley in claiming Arnold opener Matt Giri on 73 and soon after Harry scored the wicket of Arnold captain Phil Scholes.

The weekend’s round now has Boort-Yando 12 points behind other sides on the ladder with seven rounds left before finals.



MW Giri c T McKinley b H McKinley 73

P Scholes c J Bowen b H McKinley 36

D Mason c T Naughton b PB Murphy 22

R Metelmann b D Wood 25

HR McCullough c K Lister b K Bloom 8

M Dale not out 3

J McHale b D Wood 5

R Taylor not out 2

Extras 9 Total 6/183 (cc)

Bowling: K Bloom 7.0-1-1-30, D Wood 7.0-1-2-28, H McKinley 7.0-0-2-34, T Naughton 7.0-0-0-52, T McKinley 4.0-0-0-21, PB Murphy 3.0-0-1-14.


T McKinley not out 115

PB Murphy not out 101

Extras 10

Total 0/226

Bowling: J McHale 7.0-1-0-40, HR McCullough 6.0-0-0-56, B Metelmann 1.0-0-0-17, MW Giri 3.0-0-0-20, R Metelmann 7.0-0-0-32, D Mason 2.0-0-0-16, M Dale 5.0-0-0-34, R Taylor 1.0-0-0-10.

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