Narrandera and Yanco pick up wins in LDCA B Grade

Narrandera has maintained their table-topping form to start the B grade season after defeating fellow top side L&D Blue in Narrandera.

After winning the toss and electing to bat, the Ferrets enjoyed a positive start with Peter Lashbrook (7) and Anthony Tocin (18) getting the side to 20 before both batsmen fell with Mick Foster and Jack Williamson picking up a wicket apiece.

Jamie O’Connell (44) and Richard Smith (25) played a good foundation for their side to build on with a 72-run stand for the third wicket.

The Ferretts had lifted themselves to 102 before wickets started to fall starting with Smith who was dismissed by David Kroek (5/14)

Kroek would prove to be a tough prospect as he dismissed O’Connell, Paul Rook (2), Kane Fogg (1) and Craig Sharp (0) in quick succession.

Jayden Turner (10) was the only other Ferret to break double figures as the side were bowled out for 127 in 34.1 overs.

Narrandera made a similar start to their innings with Dillion Penhall (14), and Jono Schofield (20) putting on 30 runs for the opening wicket but fell in quick succession as Rook (4/27) picked up both wickets.

After another 20-run partnership between Luke Argus (14) and Tom Butterfield (5) before Rook struck again to remove Argus and Rohan Stimson (0).

After Butterfield fell to the bowling of Fogg (1/27), it fell to Foster (51*) and Sam Argus (14) to guide the side to victory with five wickets in hand and 10.2 overs remaining.

Yanco has also maintained their position at the top end of the table thanks to a six-wicket haul to Matt Aliendi (6/11) in their game against the Phantoms.

The only resistance from the Phantoms came from Lachlan McMaster (23) and Brent Lister (38*) as the side reached 101 off 29.4 overs.

In the chase, Yanco was never really troubled with Nathan Lanham (10) and Andrew Burke (13) getting the innings off to a good start.

Brad Evans (24) came out at the fall of the first wicket before Anthony Mandaglio (22*) and Stuart Browne (21*) guided the Stags to a seven-wicket win with 20.2 overs remaining.

  • Scorecard for L&D Blue and LSC Colts was incomplete at deadline.