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First-year participant Paddy Dodd struck his maiden century for Mount Magnificence in its 34-run win over Kiewa on Saturday. The 23-year plastered 129 runs from solely 109 deliveries because the guests racked up an imposing 6-228 from its 40 overs. Kiewa replied with a sizeable 194. Dodd is initially from Adelaide, the place he posted one in all his two earlier tons for Westminster College. He additionally hit a century enjoying in England. Dodd blasted 13 boundaries and 5 sixes in his excellent knock. “If it is good and full, I are inclined to go fairly exhausting on the ball,” he provided when quizzed on his aggressive batting. Dodd was dropped at second slip on two after which within the gully six runs later, however made the house staff pay dearly. He had hit two half-centuries previous to his breakthrough innings, which merely took the sport away from Kiewa. Nevertheless, the underdogs produced a reputable efficiency by pushing the 200 barrier. Connor Davis posted 44 from 55 deliveries at quantity seven, together with three fours and a six. Kiewa regarded no likelihood at 5-80, however some useful scores by the center and decrease order a minimum of gave the staff an opportunity. However when Davis was run out at 8-160, any hopes of an unlikely win have been dashed. Opening bowler Nick Iaria claimed 3-45 from seven overs. In the meantime, Barnawartha-Chiltern and Baranduda produced a thriller worthy of two groups close by on the ladder. The Miners simply didn’t bat out their overs, falling for a reasonable 134 from 39 overs. Chris Hartshorn was stable at quantity three, making a affected person 44 from 79 balls, with 4 boundaries. Mitch Ryan precipitated some complications with 3-15 from 5 overs. Baranduda misplaced early wickets to be 2-16, however a 55-run stand between Lewis Randell and Bryce Shergold (14 from 51) steadied the innings. Brett Allen chipped in with 19 within the center order and Randell’s 34 from 59 deliveries, together with three boundaries, proved essential as the house staff received by two wickets with three overs left. And ladder leaders Yackandandah had no points pushing previous fellow finals contenders Dederang. The guests have been skittled for less than 113 with second change bowler Mick Walker (3-16) and opener Cameron Evans (3-19) doing a lot of the harm. ALSO IN SPORT: The Kangaroos’ opener Russell Odewahn assured the victory with 53, together with six boundaries. District now heads into its closing spherical with the highest two in Yackandandah and Mt Magnificence, whereas Dederang is residence to Baranduda, Bethanga hosts Kiewa and Eskdale faces the Miners.

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