Kilmore back on track

Kilmore scored its second win of the season in the Seymour District Cricket Association A Grade competition.

Playing at Kings Park Reserve in Seymour, Kilmore made 4/137 to pass Eastern Hill’s total of 132.

The home side’s 132 was led by Ben Bryant with 45, and Brayden Speechley was second-highest scorer with 30 runs.

But the star of the innings was Kilmore bowler Josh Buttler who claimed a bag of five wickets, for 25 runs.

Buttler’s father Brett was also among the wicket-takers, with 2/14.

In response, Kilmore passed Eastern Hill’s score at the 37.4 over mark, losing just four wickets.

Marcus Davern was best with the bat for Kilmore, making an unbeaten 63 runs, in his first time batting at number three this season.

Kilmore’s win puts them fourth on the A Grade ladder, behind Tallarook, Yea and Broadford.

Kilmore captain Matt Rose said he was pleased with his side’s bowling attack, who built a lot of pressure against Eastern Hill.

“It was a great win, we are were able to bowl, bat and field the way we had spoken about wanting to do during the week,” he said.

“It was nice to get a win on the board, and it puts some space between fourth and fifth position – playing finals is what we’re after this season.”

Rose said this week’s match against reigning premiers Tallarook held no fears for Kilmore.

He said he believed his side stacked up against any other in the competition, and were well suited to two-day cricket.

With the Broadford versus Tallarook match washed out, the other game played was between Yea Tigers and Seymour.

Playing at home, Yea sent Seymour into bat, and Daniel Evans led the way taking 4/15.

Seymour were 9/100 at the close of innings, with Simon Van Duinen the top scorer with 24.

Yea easily passed Seymour’s total, making 5/101 in the 28th over.

For the Tigers, Cameron Armstrong top scored with 43 and Damon Malcolm contributed with 29 runs. Van Duinen backed up his performance with the ball, taking 3/15.

This weekend’s round 7 marks the start of the two-day matches, with Broadford playing Seymour at Chittick Park, Kilmore hosting Tallarook and Eastern Hill versus Yea Tigers at Kings Park Reserve, Seymour.