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Paull leads team to victory

Monday, 21st October, 2013

North bowler Ben Victory rolls the arm over. North bowler Ben Victory rolls the arm over.

By By Ethan James

An inspired spell of bowling from Central captain Jarred Paull helped his side to a convincing seven wicket victory over North on Saturday.

The Magpies all-rounder ripped through the Bulldogs middle order, at one stage taking four wickets in ten balls to finish with figures of 5-19.

After winning the toss and electing to bat, the writing was on the wall for North when opening batsmen Mick Moritz was bowled by Louis Gilby in just the second over.

From there, their innings never really got out of second gear with big hitting from Jarred Tweedie the sole highlight.

The free-swinging number three hit seven boundaries on his way to the top score of 37.

However, the wickets continued to fall in a steady stream at the other end until a lower order partnership of 28 between Lachie Harvey (16 not out) and Judd Carpenter (13) added some respectability to North’s final total of 110.

Central openers Cam Wells and Keenan Hywood wasted no time in chasing the meagre score.

They combined for a first wicket stand of 55 but were both dismissed by Josh Savage in the space of three overs.

North medium-pacer Ben Victory then snared the wicket of Rowan Steele to leave Central at 3/78.

But that only brought Paull to the crease and the leftie batted as if he had made early dinner arrangements.

He notched a quick-fire 22 not out, ending the match in the nineteenth over with a boundary down the ground.

In the other A Grade fixture, West defeated South by 83 runs at Alma Oval.

While Matthew Handberg’s pre-game desire to win the toss and bat out the full 45 overs didn’t quite transpire, it was still a comfortable win for the Robins.

West were dismissed for 198 in the 37th over and had too much strike for their opposition, bowling South out for 115 in reply.

Young opening batsmen Max Everuss continued his stellar early season form for West with a top score of 65.

He was ably assisted by Handberg (34) as the duo combined for a second wicket partnership of 69.

South’s Matt Vandenheuval was the pick of the bowlers and finished with 7/43.

Nick Christos then did the damage with the ball for West, finishing with 4/24, while Handberg, Scott Withers and Paul Attard took two wickets a piece.

Points table after two rounds: Central 12, West 7, North 4, South 1.

Turn to page 19 for more photos of the A grade games and B grade results.

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