A sterling performance with the ball from Pine Lodge’s Lachie Ludeman was not enough to claim an upset win against Old Students in the Whitelock Shield.
Defending a small total of 83, Ludeman (2-7) had the ball talking as he dismissed both Students openers from his four overs.
However, Students batsman Ross Hammer pulled his side up off the canvas to top-score with 40 runs, reaching the Lodge’s total with three wickets in hand.
In other matches, Waaia batsman Chris Revell (94) fell agonisingly short of a remarkable century against Central Park-St Brendan’s, falling six runs off the magical number as he led the Bombers to a first-innings score of 7-250.
However, the opener won’t be too dismayed with missing out on a century, as his side romped to victory by 107 runs to leap-frog Central Park on the ladder.
Travis Beck (39) tried his best to give Central Park a chance of winning, but the large total proved too much.
Another strong batting display from Kyabram has helped it cement its spot in second place on the Cricket Shepparton E-grade ladder, with Redbacks batsmen Daniel Anderson (59) and Chris Usher (42) combining for a 62-run partnership.
Kyabram reached 7-225 at the end of its innings and easily accounted for Shepparton United, bowling out the home side for 104 runs.
United batsmen Sankalp Kakodkar tried his hardest with the bat, reaching 44 runs in a stunning display of batting that involved two sixes and six boundaries.