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Geraldton cricket round 11: Wanderers come away with an 18-run win over Bluff Point as play returns

Victor TantiGeraldton Guardian
Wanderers Damien King hits the ball against Bluff Point on the weekend.
Camera IconWanderers Damien King hits the ball against Bluff Point on the weekend. Credit: Fraser Williams/Geraldton Guardian

Bluff Point tested Wanderers as the Geraldton Cricket League resumed at GBSC Park on Saturday.

Pointers captain Jay O’Brien won the toss and chose to bat on another excellent Matt Gallop-prepared track.

His side made 9-180 underpinned by Jayden Pinto (71 off 82 balls).

Pinto struck 10 fours and a six and had support from O’Brien (36), with more runs from Callum Joss (27) and Sam Millett (15).

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Henry Anderson (4-20) had the best bowling figures but credit must also go to Zane Marwick (1-21 off 10 overs), who bowled Pinto.

Wanderers lost six wickets in eclipsing the target in the 46th over and finished at 8-198.

Ian Oglesby (27) and Damian King (28) ensured a good start that was then built on by Marwick (41), Anderson (56 off 58 balls) and Clayton Bruce-Cherry (25).

Aaron Thomas (3-23) bowled well while Antonio Paradella (2-47) took the wickets of Anderson and Kade Gillingham.

Towns enjoyed an easy 81-run win against Chapman Valley-Northampton at Mazzuchelli Oval after Ringo McKenna won the toss and Towns made 9-176.

Jeremy Bedford (16) was busy before being caught by Patrick Walsh off Zac Williamson.

Kodi Giltrow (48) kept the score moving while younger brother Darcy (18 off 82 balls) was patient until he charged down the track, only to be the first of five Stuart Gaby stumpings.

The bowlers was Toby Johnson (2-20), who also bowled Sam Crouch two balls later.

Kodi Giltrow and McKenna (28) added 57 but fell to Hayden Dawson (5-26), who beat both in flight and Gaby did the rest.

Austin Breen (32 off 18 balls) again showed he can bat and the last 10 overs produced 59 runs along with two more Gaby stumpings off Dawson.

CVN never threatened the target though Jack Dawson (29) and Gaby (16) offered hope.

Their stand was ended by Giltrow (3-31), who had Gaby caught by McKenna, while Dawson was snared by Travis Morgan off Crouch (3-6) as CVN fell away to be all out for 95.

Towns were 56-run winners over CVN in Friday’s T20 clash.

McKenna won the toss and bowled and his side kept CVN to 5-72 with McKenna (2-12) and Josh DeLacy (2-16) on song.

The keeping of Darcy Giltrow was noted by many, with a diving catch to dismiss Nigel Routledge underlining the 15-year-old’s talent.

He also opened and made 50 (56 balls), his maiden A-grade 50. Jeremy Bedford (28) and Sam Crouch (30 not out) finished off as Towns ended at 3-128.

Bedford’s innings took him past 500 season runs.

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