Horror start sees Mowbray lose narrowly to Ulverstone

PARTNERSHIPS were the key to success for winning teams in yesterday’s Greater Northern Cricket League action.
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Mowbray lost by a wicket to Ulverstone after a horror start that saw it 6-28 after 15 overs. Jerome Illingworth and Michael Aram put on a partnership of 75 to help carry the Eagles through to 8-152.

Illingworth’s good game continued with the ball, taking 4-26. With scores tight towards the end, Ulverstone just got away winning the match.

South Launceston had a comfortable win over Wynyard by a thumping 10 wickets, bouncing back from Saturday’s loss.

South’s Mark Nutting was the pick of his team, knocking up an unbeaten 67 and taking 2-13.

In a high scoring match between George Town and Burnie-Yeoman, Burnie got away to a good start on a fast ground with an opening partnership of 79.

George Town hit back to finally bowl out the visitors for 276.

The home team’s first wicket fell early, leaving Rowan Pooley and Jade Brodribb to enjoy a good partnership before Pooley tore a hamstring, retiring at 43.

With run-outs at crucial times throughout the innings, George Town went down by 100 runs.

Launceston had an easy game against Sheffield, after bowling the Coast side out for 157.

Sheffield’s Jamie Smith, 17, held his own against the strong team, getting 19 in his first A grade match.

Launceston’s Nick Glover took 2-11 in seven overs, including three maidens, with Ross Clayton taking 2-22.

There was some fairly ordinary batting for both sides in the match between Riverside and Latrobe, Latrobe 6-18 in the 15th over.

Riverside’s Alex Gibbins made sure the opposition was kept under control, taking 4-19, with fellow opening bowler Alex Saunders taking 2-17.

Riverside struggled with the bat, at one stage being 7-35 in the 17th over.

Westbury and Devonport showed why they are two of the best teams in the league in a relatively low scoring match, with Westbury winning by two wickets.

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