Wallabies bats disappoint in loss

Dane Wise-Graham lofts the ball over square leg. 371077_06

By Justin Flynn

Wallington’s record stands at two wins and three losses after five rounds in BPCA A2 Grade.

The Wallabies went down to Collendina in round five after making just 90 on day one.

Nicholas Adamson (26) and Damian Howsam (24) dug in, but Wallington never had enough runs to seriously challenge.

They tried though, having Collendina 4/49, but eventually went down despite some excellent bowling from Taylor Cameron (2/29 from 13 overs) and Dane Wise-Graham (2/34 from 15.2 overs).

Wallington faces Portarlington in a two-day game starting this Saturday at Oakdene.

Wallington tried for outright points against Collendina in B2 grade, but fell just short.

The Wallabies used just three bowlers in dismissing Dina for 70.

Damien Biemans was the standout with 5/26 from 20.5 overs while brother Murray Biemans took 3/13 from 11 and Colin Smith 2/25.

Wallington needed quick runs and they came from Tony Jones (64 not out from 65 balls) and Randika Madushanka (30 from 18) and were able to declare at 4/175 with a lead of 105.

Dina fared much better in its second dig and held off the push for maximum points, being 6/143 when stumps were called.

Both of Wallington’s D Grade sides made good scores, but only one side took home the points.

Raghav Mehra made a stunning 102 in the 3rd XI’s win against Newcomb.

Mehra hit 15 fours and two sixes in his unbeaten knock as Wallington piled on 6/249 with skipper Shaun Robinson also getting runs with 55 not out. Newcomb made 191 in reply.

The 4th XI was defeated by Surfcoast with Simon Perry (52 and 3/53) and John Dunston (47) the best performers.