Brothers lead way in solid victory

BEECHWORTH brothers and opening pair Brenton and Kayde Surrey both made half-centuries to lead their team to a handsome win against Greta on Saturday.

The home side’s 7-191 was enough to get the job done with Greta making 9-127 in its run chase.

Beechworth skipper Brenton Surrey said the win was a nice bonus before Christmas but his team still had a long way to go.

“It’s a nice way to finish but we probably didn’t play our best cricket again,” Surrey said.

“We went through the motions a bit out in the field after we got a few early wickets.

“Hopefully a couple of weeks off during the break will be enough to freshen us up.”

Beechworth was lucky its openers fired in the win with most of the remaining top order failing to make starts.

A solid 33 not out by middle-order batsman Brett Cavigan consolidated the home team’s innings with the rest of the team failing to make double figures.

“It’s always nice to be making runs at the top of the order,” Surrey said.

“The game’s not over until the last ball is bowled but we were fairly confident of getting home with a good score on the board.

“A pretty good draw and early wins this year have given us confidence.

“We know we have enough talent in our team this year but mentally we have to dig in.

“The money part of the season starts after the break.”

Elsewhere, Bruck and Whorouly-Gapsted played out a thrilling tie at Bruck Oval.

Bruck made 7-217 off 40 overs batting first.

In reply Whorouly-Gapsted was bowled out for 217 off the second-last ball of their innings, falling agonisingly short of pulling off what would have been a remarkable victory.

Bruck opener Jordan Blades and Whorouly-Gapsted opener Scott McNamara were their teams’ heroes making 95 and 87 respectively.

Rutherglen was too good at home for City Colts who crashed to a 90-run defeat.

Wangaratta defeated Corowa by 32 runs and Rovers United managed just 98 runs in response to Myrtleford’s 6-138.

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