Big win for Wallabies

Marc Occhipinti made 69 not out.

Wallington remained in the hunt for an A2 Grade finals spot with a healthy win against Newcomb on Saturday January 6.

However, things didn’t go the Wallabies’ way early. They were 8/92 before a 60-run ninth-wicket stand between Shaun Biemans and Jeewantha Sarangajith rescued the innings.

Biemans remained unbeaten on 48 from 52 deliveries and hit three sixes and Sarangajity made a run a ball 28 to get the score up to 165.

Damien Biemans then took 4/3 while Colin Smith took 3/21 and Owen Dunn ⅔ as the Bulls were routed for 49.

Wallington is a game behind fourth placed St Leonards.

Wallington defeated Drysdale in B2 Grade despite a 132-run opening partnership between Gavin Humphrey (71) and Riley Taylor (52).

Drysdale ended with 4/186 with Riley Morrison the pick of the bowlers, snaring a wicket and conceding 21 runs from his eight overs.

Marc Occhipinti (69 not out) and Luke Robertson (51) combined for Wallington to get their side home in the 37th over with six wickets in hand.

Wallington is second on the ladder, two points clear of Queenscliff and Inverleigh and two games in front of Collendina in fifth.

This Saturday sees the return of the D Grade competition in which Wallington fields two sides.