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Bourke and District Cricket Competition

Andrew Bell turned the clock back last Saturday, taking 3 for 12 bowling for Louth against Two Waterholes. Photo TWH

Two Waterholes keep unbeaten streak alive, as Louth’s batting woes continue

Troy Hayman starred with 5/13 in Two Waterholes’ win over Louth on Saturday, in a match dominated by bowlers.

Louth was looking to find some form with the bat after winning the toss and electing to bat on a picturesque North Bourke Oval on Saturday.

Mitch Sheffield and Will Mitchell opened the batting for Louth looking to get the team off to a good start, But in-form bowling duo Troy Hayman Jnr and Mick Willoughby started better, with Troy striking in the second over of the match, rattling Will’s stumps for a score of 7.

Mitch Sheffield was next to go in the fourth over, caught by Peter Robinson off the bowling of Troy for 3. Dan Angel and Richard Ridge attempted to dig in and faced three straight maidens, but the pressure became too much in the 8th over where Mick claimed the wicket of Richard and the following over Troy had Dan Angel and Clancy Nott leg before wicket in consecutive balls to take the score to 5/16 in the 9th over.

Two Waterholes’ bowlers conceded just 7 runs in the next five overs before Andrew “Skillsy” Bell fell, caught off the bowling of Troy. Ben Nott remained not out on 11 runs while the tail was cleaned up by second change bowlers Peter Robinson and Matt Clarke for a final score of 35.

Two Waterholes opened the innings with Khyal “Chutney” Hayman and Peter Robinson with the small total to chase. Neither batsmen were able to trouble the scorers as Andrew Bell turned back the clock with a damaging opening spell of bowling, taking the score to 2/4, sundries being the only scorer to this point.

Next to bat was the competition’s second leading run-scorer, Sam Simmons but he could only manage 2 runs before having his stumps skittled by Andrew taking the score to 3/6. Aiden Orcher stopped the bleed, making it to the 13th over where he was caught off the bowling of Will Mitchell for 12 runs. Will also had Guy Regan bowled for 0 and some Waterholes players feeling nervous at 5/20. But Adam McLean and Mick Willoughby finished the game off, reaching the required total in the 19th over with Adam 15 not out and Mick 2 not out.



Town v Country @ Davidson Oval, Bourke 6pm Friday evening. It’s a T20 match Bring the family, food and drinks available.

Bourke v Dubbo @ Davidson Oval, Bourke 10am on Sunday.

This weekend’s matches will conclude cricket in Bourke until 23rd January 2021.

Cheers to a great first half of the season! Until then, stay safe, enjoy the break and Merry Christmas to all. See you all in the new year.


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