Ash slashes his way to maiden ton

YOUNG North Albury opener Ash Borella scored his maiden first grade century as the Hoppers piled on the runs against Tallangatta in their CAW clash at Bunton Park on Saturday.

Borella, who made a double ton in second grade last season, made 113 off only 94 balls to provide the backbone of the home team’s imposing score of 274.

The Hoppers struck two telling blows in nine overs before stumps to have Tallangatta in trouble at 2-21.

Borella, 20, said he was happy to make a big score after failing to capitalise on several starts.

“It was good to get there,” he said.

“I was pretty happy I guess.”

Borella’s century comes after fellow youngster Zac Stuart brought up triple figures against St Patrick’s earlier in the season.

Borella’s innings was laced with 19 boundaries with Josh Warren-Marmo the only other batsman in the top and middle-order to stand tall with 68 which included eight boundaries and two sixes.

Chris Barrott and Akhilesh Murthy made valuable runs late in the innings.

Tallangatta veteran Andrew Lade was the most successful bowler with 3-72 off 22 overs.

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