Rhymey-Moyston’s demolition of the Grampians Cricket Association’s B Grade competition continued at the weekend with a monstrous 227-run victory over Wickliffe-Lake Bolac.
Having scored 269 in last weekend’s win, Rhymney-Moyston looked to go close to repeating the effort on Saturday.
The team’s top order fired once again – in a similar vain to last week’s win over Halls Gap.
Opening pair Scotney Hayter and captain Daniel Taylor got their side off to a flying start, reaching 76 before Hayter lost his wicket on 53, his second half-century of the season so far.
Last weekend’s centurion Nathan Quick joined his captain at the crease, but Taylor did not last much longer – being dismissed on 26.
Trevor Quick joined his son at the crease once more and the family pairing dominated Wickliffe-Lake Bolac’s bowling attack.
They combined for a partnership of 128 runs, with Nathan the first to be dismissed on 45.
Trevor soon followed suit after bringing up his half-century, losing his wicket on 59.
Bradley Woods and Matthew Dean put some quick runs on the board at the end of the innings to boost Rhymney-Moyston’s total to a nearly unattainable 266.
Taylor said the batting dominance of his side has been a little surprising.
“We normally don’t bat this well,” he said.
“Our top four have been doing really well. I think we are just in one of those great purple patches.
“We have been working in partnerships which is good.”
Jacob Patterson took two wickets in the difficult innings.
Craig Patterson and Luke Blake hit 11 and 10 runs respectively to open the batting for Wickliffe-Lake Bolac but it was downhill from there.
The away side was bowled out for 39 runs in an all round dominance from Rhymney-Moyston.
Taylor said the experience of his team helped them win.
“They (Wickliffe-Lake Bolac) are a very young side. They will get better with time and will have to keep at it,” he said.
“We always try to bowl good lines and lengths which made batting tough for them.”
The win topped off a day of celebrations for Rhymney-Moyston’s Matthew Dean, who brought up his 200th game for the club and also took his 200th wicket during his three over spell where he took three wickets and conceded no runs.
“It is the only club I have played for. It is lots of fun and you really enjoy your cricket there,” Dean said.
Rhymney-Moyston now sit well atop the B Grade ladder. St Andrews and Pomonal slipped down the table after forfeiting their B Grade games this weekend.
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