Mitchell Collier on his way to making 37 runs in Broadford's win over Kilmore on Saturday.

BROADFORD Cricket Club remains in the hunt for top position in the A Grade competition of Seymour and District Cricket Association, SDCA, after a convincing win against Kilmore on Saturday.

It was the second time the two sides met in 2021-22, with Kilmore hoping to put on a stronger fight this time after being bowled out for 132 in the round two match, which Broadford easily accounted for by the 28th over.

Playing at home at Harley Hammond Reserve, Broadford won the toss and elected to bat.

Opening batsman Ash Wood made the most of his opportunities, making 45 runs before being dismissed by Brett Buttler.

Buttler and Robert Hanson starred for Kilmore, combining for seven wickets, Buttler dismissing Broadford’s next three batsmen including bowling out Mitchell Collier for 37.

Broadford’s bottom order in James Jones and Taylor Shell were the only other two batsmen to score double-figure totals, 24 and 19 respectively.

At the conclusion of the 45 overs, Broadford finished 9/155. Kilmore began its run chase with Ryan Cumberland and David Tassone at the crease, however the pair was unable to establish a strong partnership as Cumberland was dismissed for 12.

Tassone remained at the crease for a further 10 balls before he too was dismissed for 20 at the hands of teenager Riley Nolan.

It only went downhill for Kilmore from that point, with Jones taking the next three wickets for Broadford, including the ducks of Kilmore’s captain Josh Buttler and Kevin Craddock.

Kilmore attempted its comeback when Hanson made his way to the crease, but had only just started to find momentum before Broadford’s captain Taylor Shell took his wicket.

Shell shortly took his second wicket, dismissing Brett Buttler for a duck, all but ending Kilmore’s hopes at securing a win.

By the last ball of the 41st over, Kilmore was bowled out for 109, Broadford claiming a win by 46 runs.

In other SDCA results, Eastern Hill travelled to Tallarook where it won the toss and elected to bat first, only making 115 runs in what seemed a gettable target; however the home side stumbled against the Eastern Hill bowlers, all out for 90.

Seymour hosted Yea Tigers but was unable to find its second win for the season. The home side made 9/145, batting out its 45 overs before the Tigers’ third and fifth batters in Biron Hardinge and Nathan Beattie made 57 and 43 respectively to secure the visitors a win, 3/152.

This weekend, Broadford plays Eastern Hill at Kings Park Reserve, Tallarook hosts Seymour and Kilmore travels to Yea Recreation Reserve to play the Tigers.