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SJ Perry Shield round five wrap

By Alex Mitchell

An unbeaten century from Matt Daniel was not enough to stop Waaia from falling to defeat in Saturday's SJ Perry Shield, in a thrilling contest at Numurkah.

Against Northerners, the Bombers batted first and posted a strong total of 9-202, with Daniel's 107 not out leading the side in every way possible.

He got some help at the top of the order from Ben Daniel (34), while young Jet Kyle Montgomery was the pick of the bowlers with 3-28.

With the bat, the Jets had to fight right through their 40 overs and were on the brink of losing, but eventually passed the target in their final over, winning with one wicket remaining.

Jason Wisely looked in supreme nick, with nine fours and one six highlighting his 70, with Simon Marshall's 35 opening the batting also hugely important.

Ben Daniel did everything he could for the Bombers, taking 4-26.

Elsewhere, Undera did just enough with the bat to take a two-wicket win against Central Park-St Brendan's.

Having won the toss and opting to bat, the Tigers got a great start with openers Adrian Crossley (43) and captain Travis Beck (17) looking the goods, but the Lions bowlers fought back and could have kept their opponent to much less than their eventual 8-114 if it was not for Ashley Hooper's 28 not out.

Evan Hedges was unplayable with 5-23.

With the bat, Undera looked in all sorts at 5-25, but rallied with a 72-run partnership from Rick Heathcote (48) and Tyler Fleming (42), eventually tracking down the target with nine overs and two wickets to spare.

The round's final game had batting brilliance from Karramomus earning it a good win against Kyabram.

Seven of the Bloods’ eight batsmen got double-figures with Daniel Strudwick (41) and captain Vinoth Kumar (38) leading the side to 5-230 off 40 overs.

Kyabram got a huge 72 from Ross Brown, but were always behind the eight ball, finishing at 8-164 off 33 overs to give Karramomus a comfortable win.