Hampton v La Salle Hornets
Eli Morris continued his blistering form on Saturday, November 2, notching up a half century for La Salle in their match against Hampton.
Morris top-scored on 51, with valuable contributions from David Spillane (45 not out), and Luke Thompson (23).
The team finished on 8/197.
Bradley Kay was the best of Hampton's bowlers, claiming 3-25. Wickets also went to Mick Byrne and Greg Kitchener (2 each) and Malik Khawaja (1).
In reply, Matthew Tuxford top-scored for Hampton on 24, with Brett Campbell and Robert Gracey close behind on 21 and 19 respectively.
The line-up faltered under the La Salle bowling attack, led by Richard Spillane (3-13). Wickets also went to Luke Thompson (2), Mitchell Wallace (2), Peter Morris (1) and Blake Goldspink (1).
Housos Cougars v Lithgow Valley Cricket Club
A 57 run stand by Sam Johnston set up the Lithgow Valley Cricket's Club win over the Housos on Saturday.
Housos won the toss and elected to bat first, finishing with a total of 100 off just over 35 overs.
The damage was done by a team bowling effort from Valley, with wickets going to Riley Bell (2), Sam Johnston (2), David Hartley (2), Graeme Bell (2) and Jonathan Reid (1).
Valley lost just one wicket on their way to the score, losing Jonathan Reid lbw for 13 runs. Johnston and S Moore (19*) combined to reach the total in 20 overs.
La Salle's Peter Cronin and Kallum Jenkins fell without score against Hampton, joined in the pond by Hampton batsmen Greg Kitchener, Bradley Kay and Lewis Duff.
Round 4 of the third grade competition will be held on November 9.
- Lithgow Valley Cricket Club v Hampton at Marjorie Jackson Oval
- Housos Cougars v La Salle Hornets at Watsford Oval