Strong partnership flattens Romsey

Romsey struggled to get much going with the bat in their 80-run McIntyre Cup loss to Woodend at home.

After rain stopped play early on day one, Romsey was able to bowl Woodend out for 181 from 68.4 overs.

Romsey was bowling well early as Woodend fell to 6/70 before a 108-run partnership changed the complexion of the innings.

After Darin Jewell broke the partnership, dismissing Jack Thorsen for 37, the Redbacks were able to pick up the next three wickets in quick succession to finish the innings.

Taylor Stevenson finished with figures of 3/26 from 15 overs with four maidens, while Jewell took 2/41 from 13.4 overs.

Romsey was up against the wall from the start of its innings, quickly falling to 5/30 before Sean Day and Will Collins put together a 51-run partnership to get Romsey to 6/81.

Collins was stumped for 14, leading to a collapse that saw Romsey fall to 9/86.

With the result all but decided, Jewell was the final wicket to fall, getting bowled for 13 while Day finished on 41 not out.

Romsey sits sixth on the McIntyre Cup ladder and, with two rounds remaining, will need everything to go their way to play finals.

Romsey travels to Gisborne starting Saturday before hosting St Anthony’s in the final round starting February 29.