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Cricket D-grade | Round two results

By Aydin Payne

With Kyabram forfeiting to Waaia and Northerners having the bye in the second round of the SJ Perry Shield, that left just two games on Saturday.

Undera claimed a 31-run win against Karramomus to catapult to the top of the Cricket Shepparton D-grade ladder.

As the threat of rain hung in the air, Undera elected to bat first at Shepparton's Victory Park.

But the Lions were in trouble, losing 4-27 as saviour Rick Heathcote strolled out to the middle.

The number six batsman showcased his prowess with the bat to register a brilliant 86 not out.

Heathcote had plenty of help from teammate Nathan Hedges (37 not out) as the away side reached 7-175 off 40 overs.

Karramomus’ Vinoth Kumar was the pick of his side's bowlers, with 2-18 off his six overs.

But Kumar's performance with the Kookaburra was usurped by Dean Mangles, with the Undera bowler collecting 4-20 off eight overs, as he tore through the Bloods’ batting line-up.

James Scott (24) flew the flag for the home side at the top of the order as the Bloods were dismissed for 144.

● Invergordon came within four runs of victory against Central Park-St Brendan's, despite an incredible bowling spell from Adrian Crossley.

After he made 30 runs while opening the batting in the Tigers’ 8-101, Crossley went on to grab 6-17 off eight overs.

His efforts with the ball were supported by Ash Hooper's 2-12, as Invergordon was rolled for 97 runs off 23.3 overs.

Tiger Travis Beck (32) continued his terrific start to the season with another handy knock.