La Salle Hornets v Hampton
Hampton Cricket Club's Bradley Kay and Jared Duff came out firing in their match against La Salle on Saturday.
Kay (37) and Duff (28) got the innings off to a great start, with support coming down the line from Malik Khowaja (27), Ryan Bilby (23). It was a team effort, with several batsmen adding more than 20 runs as Hampton finished with a total of 9/231.
There was plenty of pressure of the batsmen, with La Salle's Luke Thompson taking four wickets for 40 runs. Other wicket-takers were Kynan Coombs (2), Robert Spillane, Peter Morris and Lachlan Thompson.
Luke Thompson backed up his form at the crease, notching up 77 runs . Unfortunately, he was the only batsman holding out against the Hampton attack, with the team all out for 137. The next highest scorers were Coombs (13) and David Spillane (13).
Hampton's James Leslie took three wickets in the team attack, while Kay claimed two. Wickets also went to Ryan Bilby and Mick Byrne.
Valley v Housos
It was a very tight game when Valley met Housos on Saturday.
Housos won the toss and elected to bat. After the loss of a few cheap wickets, the team settled in.
Jason Murray (68) and Luke (58*) made their mark, with Brad Pattison (34) helping the total along.
From the bowling end, Jonathan Reid was keeping the batsmen on their toes, taking 3-42. It was a team bowling attack, with wickets going to Sam Johnson (2), Riley Bell (2), David Hartley and Michael Inzitari.
Housos set a target of 197 and, right from the first, Valley showed it was ready to fight for the win.
A solid opening partnership between Lou Kappos (38) and Sam Johnson (29) got the Valley team off on the right foot. Graeme Bell (20) and Sonu Kumar (40) kept the momentum going.
But, other than a handy 23 from Reid, the tail end trailed away under the attack from the Housos bowlers.
Brent Pattison spear-headed the attack with 3-20, with wickets also going to Luke Bradford, Murray (2), and Dan Hine (2).
Valley finished just short of the total on 183.
The duck pond
Hampton's Jack Bilby was in the pond after being caught out by La Salle.
La Salle had a trio go for a swim, with Peter Morris, Mitchell Wallace and Robert Spillane all failing to score.
Housos' opener Brent Pattison was out for no score, along with teammate Dylan Taylor, who was run out.
Draw for round seven on November 30:
- Hampton v Lithgow Valley Cricket Club at Hampton Park
- La Salle Hornets v Housos Cougars
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