Burras go down again


Diggers Rest Bulla remains winless in the Gisborne and District Cricket Association McIntyre Cup after being convincingly beaten by the Sunbury Kangaroos on Saturday.

Last week the Burras won the toss and batted, and were dismissed for just 126. The Kangaroos were able to chase the runs down on Saturday, declaring at 7-158, claiming a first innings win.

Burras’ coach Darren Quarrell was the best with the ball claiming 3-52 off a massive 28 overs.

The Burras then batted again, closing out the overs at 2-109, surviving an outright defeat.

In the second dig with the bat, opening batsman Nathan Crosland was able to put some runs on the board making 63, while Quarrell made an unbeaten 32.

The Burras remain in bottom spot, nearly 11 points behind Rupertswood.

The Burras will travel to Woodend on Saturday for another two-day clash.

In the Johnstone Shield, Aintree also suffered defeat as it could not chase down the target set by Kilmore.

After sending Kilmore in to bat, Aintree bowled it out last week for 253 from 68.3 overs. Paras Sharma was Aintree’s best bowler taking 4-37.

With the bat Aintree was unable to get the runs, despite a good start with opener Jashanpreet Singh top scoring with 81.

The club’s last five wickets were lost for just 40 runs as it was bowled out for 200. Aintree remains in fourth position.

Eynesbury also went down on Saturday, with Broadford narrowly missing out on an outright victory.

In the first innings, Eynesbury were bowled out for just 81. In response Broadford made 206 before they declared six wickets down. ‘

Yet the Eagles were able to dig in and only lose the one second innings wicket, finishing the match at 1-92. Opening batsman Jason Davis top scored with 63 not out.

Eynesbury sit in sixth spot, just under 14 points behind Aintree.