Daylesford wins one-day title in tight contest

THE Daylesford Cricket Club has claimed the A-Reserve one-day premiership after defeating Campbells Creek by two wickets.
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In a tight contest on Sunday, Daylesford was able to score the winning runs, winning the Bob Pratt Shield.

The game was played at Wesley Hill in Castlemaine.

It begun when Daylesford won the toss and sent Campbells Creek into bat.

Daylesford opening bowlers Michael Cummings and Sam Winnard battled hard with no luck with Cummings having a questionable decision go against the fast pace bowler.

With the score on 42 young gun Aidan Mill took his chance with a direct hit to run out Dzioba for 14.

A few overs later Jason Mackley had Adamson diving at a wider ball and edged it through to keeper Pat Helper for 25.

It was then captain Chris Adams’ turn to get in on the action when Farrell went for the big one but held out to Mackley, running backwards in the deep to take a tough catch.

Mackley then did the job with the ball bowling Bieth for 21.

The next two wickets went for only 2 runs with Helper catching a sharp catch off the bowling of Adams and Cummings with a huge throw to Helper to run Stubbings out for a duck.

With the score on 77 Campbells Creek were looking in a lot of trouble before Sartori came to the crease and combined with Walsh to put on a 66-run partnership.

However Cummings again showed some excellent fielding in the deep to catch Sartori on 56 off the bowling of Darcy Shewell.

Winnard then got his first wicket getting Walsh caught in front LBW for 14.

Campbells Creel finished their 40 overs with a score of 8/159.

Daylesford having a tough total to chase down began well with opening duo Helper and Adams putting on 20 runs before Adams leg hit the ball to square leg and was out for 10.

Mackley then came to the crease and hit four 4s in his knock of 27 before skying a ball to deep cover.

With the score on 58, drinks were taken and Daylesford still had a fair bit of work to do

In the next over after drinks Helper drove the ball to mid on and was out for 17.

Mill and Winnard put on 44 run partnership which included a 6 from Winnard which carried onto the next oval, before Mill edged a ball through to the keeper and was out for 20.

Shewell then came to the crease with Daylesford needing 57 runs off 8 overs to win and hit 17 off about 10 balls, which brought the chase down to a run a ball.

After Shewell edged one through to the keeper, Cummings joined Winnard at the crease and when Winnard was bowled for 23 the pressure was on.

Cade O’Brien made 7 before being bowled by Campbells Creek captain Adamson.

Brett Marshall was next in and put on 10 with Cummings to bring the score to 155 which included a huge six from Cummings over square leg. Daylesford then needed 5 runs off 12 balls with two wickets in hand.

Matthew Bolton managed to get some pad on a ball down leg side and run 3.

It was then up to Marshall who played a cover drive to bring up the winning runs. Xavier Keighran finished 0 not out and Marshall finished 2 not out.

The Daylesford Cricket Club A reserve side.

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