Hawks finally soar to maiden victory

THE whipping boys of the competition have had their revenge with Oaklands registering its first win on Saturday.

Only Aaron Siemienowicz (45) offered any resistance as Walla struggled to 117 against a tight attack.

In reply Oaklands blasted to victory on the back of Tyson Moloney (49), Zac Kerr (33) and wicketkeeper Tom Dore (32), finishing with 7/189.

The loss has put a dent in Walla’s finals chances, despite fourth-placed Brocklesby’s loss to Rand.

Rand was far too strong, with talented all-rounder Will Swift blasting a superb 92 in the Pigeons 5/223.

Ryan Kirkwood (73) shared a 144-run stand for the second wicket.

The association’s top runscorer Mitch Koschitzke (36) playing a lone hand in Brocklesby’s chase of 88 as Kirkwood took 3/8.

Top team Balldale racked up 7/234 off its 35 overs in an easy win over Burrumbuttock.

Matt Ross (52), Doug Lavis (42) and Ashley Middleton (39no) led the way, while David Williams took 4/30 for the Swans.

In reply Burrumbuttock struggled to 9/141 with veteran duo Glen Eddy (37) and Greg Tallent (22) the best performers.