Captain's knock gives Murgon strong victory
WONDAI'S batters failed to live up to expectations as Murgon took the win in their B grade fixture on Saturday.
Wolves won the toss on their home ground and elected to bat, but it didn't take long for Murgon to strike.
Established opener, Chris Henness was as surprised as anyone on the day when he left as quickly as he entered, being dismissed without scoring.
Murgon's manager, Shane Sippel said taking Heness cheaply put them on the front foot.
"We know what he can do with the bat, so it was good to knock him over early," he said.
Gallant efforts from Evan O'Rourke (45), James Brimblecombe (29) and Mitch Brown (23)were not enough to give the young Wondai team a strong total.
The Wolves were sent back to the sheds for a less than howling total score of 128.
In reply, Murgon never looked phased at the crease and reached their competitors total in just 20 overs, with six wickets to spare.
Their captain and wicket keeper, Andrew Roderick opened the batting and was still there to take the team to victory with an unbeaten 45.
Other stand outs for Murgon were Ryan Sommerfield who took four wickets for just six runs off his six overs.
Sipple praised the younger players who have stepped up from the junior grades and now play in the senior team regularly.
"All the kids are familiar with the senior players now," he said.
"It has really helped their junior rep cricket too."
The game wasn't all one-sided and Sipple admitted at one stage in the game, they were concerned Wondai looked like building an impressive total.
"We knew we had to take a wicket when O'Rourke and Brimblecombe were starting to get comfortable," he said.
"If we didn't take the wicket when we did we could've been chasing 200."