A CENTURY from skipper Ross Cavill helped steer Whorouly-Gapsted to a much-needed win over Greta on Saturday.
The Maroons, led by Cavill’s unbeaten 104, remain in the hunt for finals thanks to the 124-run victory at home.
Cavill said Whorouly-Gapsted needed to emulate Saturday’s performance on a more regular basis if it wanted to figure in the business end of the season.
“I was pretty happy with how it all went,” Cavill said yesterday.
“We’re a side that needs everyone to perform and when they do I think we can be a pretty dangerous side.
“We’ve been pretty inconsistent this season.
“Everyone in the team has contributed at some point but not all together.”
After winning the toss and electing to bat, Cavill’s side got off to the perfect start thanks to a 90-run opening stand between the skipper and Scott McNamara.
McNamara was eventually dismissed just shy of a half-century, caught on 48, but Luke O’Keefe picked up where he left off with 46 runs of his own.
With an impressive total of 6-241 from its 40 overs, Whorouly-Gapsted then backed up its strong batting showing with a super-tight bowling performance.
Greta managed just 117 runs for the loss of nine wickets in its 40-over innings.
“The first 10 overs were pretty important,” Cavill said.
“We bowled tight and after that they didn’t really have a chance.”
Elsewhere, City Colts edged out Wangaratta Magpies in a thriller at Bill O’Callaghan Oval.
Jeremy Carr (65 not out) and Isaac Willett (51) helped Colts chase down the Magpies total of 7-191.
Meanwhile, Rutherglen United — led by Russell Fulton and Jon Shaw — accounted for Bruck by eight runs.
Chris Jones took three wickets as United rolled Bruck for 147.
Ryan Cobain was the only batsman to provide any form of serious resistance, scoring a game-high 46 in defeat.
Myrtleford and Rovers United also recorded victories.