Echuca South continues to hunt victory

By Riverine Herald

A STUNNING century from Echuca's Ben Fulford has seen his team register its first win of the year in style, knocking off early flag favourites Kyabram Fire Brigade at Victoria Park.

Fulford cut Fire Brigade's attack to pieces with 15 fours and a six, finishing his innings on 105 off just 117 deliveries.

It guided Echuca to a strong score of 258 before the closure of their innings.

Jesse Barker was the pick of the bowlers for Ky, taking a respectable 3/24.

When Ky came out to bat, Daniel Kent decided he would go even better than Fulford, smashing 114 off 101, including 17 fours and a six, but his teammates were unable to provide meaningful assistance.

The remaining 10 batsmen combined for 61, with Ky's 175 coming nowhere near their opponents.

Charlie Hinks took 3/32, while Nick Dolan claimed 3/45.

ECHUCA South will have to wait another week to snap its near year-long losing streak.

Since a round four victory against Cooma in the 2018/19 season, South have a record of 0-12 with one draw, with Saturday's 20-run loss to BLU only extending the unwanted streak.

South will head to Cooma on Saturday, near 365 days since its last victory, desperately hoping that lightning strikes two years in a row against the same side.

MICHAEL Hill was the star of the show for Cooma with 93, as Moama's undefeated start to the season came to an end.

Cooma closed on 7/226, with Moama's 9/174 falling 52 runs short.

Jordan McGregor and Kirk Teasdale both made scores in the 40s for the Magpies.

TONGALA sits second after three rounds, following a strong win against reigning premiers Rochester.

Chasing 182 to win, Darin Ohlsen's 56 and Daniel Coombs’ 44 saw Tonny chase the total down with an over to spare.