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United unbeaten

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November 06, 2017

Rochester United won its fifth straight game in the Goulburn Murray Cricket competition, while Moama remains hot on its heels.

Rochester United won its fifth straight game in the Goulburn Murray Cricket competition, while Moama remains hot on its heels.

Moama had an 86-run against Echuca South in a battle between the competition’s two bookend sides.

Moama won the toss and batted, with Layton McCann (117 off 121 balls) setting up yet another victory, making his third ton in five matches to start the season.

McCann toyed with South’s bowling attack to hit 12 fours and four sixes, while Jordan McGregor’s 84 ensured the league leaders would finish at 2-230 after 45 overs.

With a difficult target to chase against the GMC’s most prominent bowling attack, South toiled away, but finished well short at 6-144.

Luke Thompson was prolific with the 62 for South, while Alistair McCann and Kirk Teasedale snared two wickets each.

Rochester United ran out comfortable winners against Stanhope.

United opened the batting at home to finish on 4-203, with Corey Windridge (34), Jordan Garrett (33), Tim Bubb (58) and Sean Williams (41) all contributing to set up a rather difficult chase for Stanhope.

The visitors stumbled to 4-56, before eventually bowing out for 117 after 42.4 overs.

Mark McFarlane was a star performer with the ball, finishing with 4-25 off nine overs.

In a battle between third and seventh, the higher-placed Echuca who got the better of rivals Rochester Tigers.

Echuca won the toss and batted before finishing at 7-148, a total that proved out of the reach for the Tigers.

The visitors were bowled out for 109 after just 38.3 overs, with Mitch Frew running riot with the ball to finish with 4-15, while in a balanced bowling display, six other bowlers took wickets.

Tongala successfully chased down Bamawm-Lockington United’s 6-166 with just three balls to spare to clinch its third win of the season.

Bailey Waasdorp and Rhys Behrens steered the eventual victors home under pressure, finishing on 11 and two, respectively, with the former also hitting two fours to clinch victory.

Fourth-placed Kyabram Fire Brigade was pipped by Cooma on Saturday, with the visitors drawing level on three wins each this season.

Fire Brigade opted to bat first at home, but its total of 138 was not enough as Cooma finished at 5-139.

Brayden Stone finished not out on 42, while Steve Barrett hit four fours on his way to 35.

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