Darryl Lewis scores a century at Staggy Creek

Darryl Lewis hammered a fine century for a Staggy Creek win last Saturday at Cameron 1 against Empire Warriors in B Grade.

With support from Dylan Lewis on 53, Staggy finished strongly with 9-208 to defeat Empire Warriors who were all out for 207.

The Warriors best batsmen were Jacob Haines and Derek Blair, both on 39 while Craig Connors hit 31.

For Staggy Creek Ian Cutmore took 3-29, Jeremy Pilcher claimed 3-56 and James Fraser finished with 3-57. Next door on Cameron 2 Invincibles hosted Tingha.

The home side scrambled just 120 runs against Tingha with Mike Gould the shining light on 49.  Best with the ball for Tingha was GT Livermore Jnr with 3-17 and Justin Smith who snared 2-13.

In reply, Tingha faltered in the run chase and were all out for 105....close, but not enough for first innings points.

Mike Gould starred with the ball to complete a fine match and take 5-15 while Troy McLachlan responded with 3-25.

Both games were played under dull skies and rain threatened on several occasions.

The two A Grade fixtures commenced however constant drizzle on the turf wickets forced the abandonment after some seventy five minutes play.

At Varley Oval Staggy Creek were 3-57 against RSM when the shutters came down.

At McCosker 1 Square & Compass won the toss and were 1-48 when the captains surrendered to the poor weather.

National titles 

At the recent Veterans National Cricket Titles in the ACT, Inverells’ Eric Higgins playing for NSW performed creditably. His three innings were 25, 11 and 35 not out. He also had a bowl and claimed six wickets in the three games. NSW failed by .05 in the averages to advance to the final. Victoria 1 defeated Victoria 2 for the Over 60s National title.