Outright victory for East Bowral seconds

East Bowral’s second grade cricket team won its minor semi-final on the weekend. Photo: FDCCRICKET

KEVIN Hill picked up six wickets to guide East Bowral’s second grade side to victory on the weekend.

Hill was a standout as his side recorded an outright win over Wingello in the minor semi-final at Tourist Road Oval.

East Bowral batted first and scored 8/223 from its allotted 50 overs. Jamie Stevenson top scored with 74 and support was provided by Nick Bell (49).

In reply, Wingello’s momentum was halted by an in-form Hill.

Hill took 4/28 and Andrew Dowe and Rhys McDonald picked up two wickets each as Wingello was bowled out for 80 runs.

With a lead of 143 runs, East Bowral captain Luke Neylan decided to enforce the follow-on.

Wingello fared better in its second innings, but was bowled out for 165 in 40 overs.

Hill, Trent Woods and Dowe took two wickets apiece.

Chasing just 28 runs to win, East Bowral only lost one wicket in the process. Neylan said a solid batting performance set up the victory.

“We share it around – if we struggle at the start, someone will get us out of trouble later.”

Neylan said Wingello deserved credit for putting in a gutsy effort.

“They were short a few players because the club was in the first, second and third grade finals.”

East Bowral now faces a sudden-death preliminary final this weekend against Mittagong.

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