Halfway mark, it’s a charm

RAND completed a dream first half of the season by crushing Burrumbuttock by eight wickets at Rand on Saturday.

The undefeated Pigeons dismissed the visitors for 115 and chased down the target with ease through Ryan Kirkwood (94) and Mark Kreutzberger (40).

Greg Tallent top-scored for Burrumbuttock with 43 not out.

Balldale defeated Oaklands by 20 runs.

With Doug Lavis returning, the home team made 8-173 and restricted its opponents to 7-153 thanks to some good bowling from Adam Richardson who claimed three wickets.

Walla had the bye.