CAPPING a memorable 2013-14 opening weekend for the Kinross Wolaroi Cricket Club, the students’ second grade side completed a massive rout of Wanderers Force in their Orange District Cricket Association clash at Sally Kennett.
As Kinross’ first grade team went about bringing up a comprehensive six-wicket round one win over Centrals, Kinross’ seconds batted first against Wanderers Force and made 8-219 from 40 overs.
Peter Crisp hit an unbeaten 64 as the Force bowlers were spared little, skipper Matt Weller going for 34 from his five overs.
In reply, Kinross’ work with the ball was brutal.
With no batsman able to crack double figures, Wanderers Force was dismissed for a poultry total of 29 after just 9.2 overs as the Kinross attack rolled through its opposition with ease.
Will Olsen claimed 3-13 and Hugh Elbourne nabbed 3-5 in Kinross’ big 190-run win.
Orange City got its premiership defence in second grade off to a winning start, accounting for CYMS by eight wickets at Jack Brabham 4.
Winning the toss and electing to bowl first, City was able to take both early wickets and keep the CYMS run rate low, with Andrew Rutledge (1-14) and Mark Kennedy (1-14) taking wickets to keep the green and golds at 2-12 after six overs.
Matt Van Schaik dug in, however, and compiled a solid 54 against a tough bowling attack.
Van Schaik was ably supported by Michael Hannelly’s 25 as CYMS eventually reached 2-115 from 40 overs.
But the total proved little trouble for Orange City’s batsmen, with openers Dave Boundy (18) and Braden Riles (26) getting the Warriors off to the best possible start before Troy O’Keeffe and Ryan Beasley brought the win home with 38 and 28 respectively.
In other round one second-third grade games played on Saturday, Wanderers defeated Orange City Warriors by six wickets, Gladstone beat Centrals by 22 runs and Cavaliers edged Waratahs by four runs.
In Centenary Cup, CYMS Kellys and KWS 3rds enjoyed a tie while CYMS Fayhs defeated Orange City by 24 runs.