Bowlers’ early breakthrough

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GRAB: Aradale’s Riley Wood takes a catch against Tatyoon in round one. Aradale set Buangor 157 runs in round three on Saturday. Picture: Peter Pickering.Batsmen found runs hard to come by on day one of Buangor and Aradale’s Grampians Cricket Association A Grade clash on Saturday.
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Aradale batted first and made a competitive157 runs before the side was bowled out after 67.3 overs.

In a tough afternoon some batsmen were able to make starts, but none were able to convert that into big scores.

Chris Jerram was dominant with the ball as he wreaked havoc through the Aradale top order.

He took 5-52 from 22.3 overs, including the wicket of opener Tom Williamson.

Williamson made 20 but was bowled by Jerram before he could get settled.

At 3-45 Travis Horvatek’s 38 runs helped rescue the innings, but despite this wickets continued to fall.

Cooper Heard, 10, and Clinton Rodger, seven, were both dismissed cheaply.

Horvatek was then caught by Liam Cavanaugh, ending any resistance left from the Aradale batsmen.

While Scott Turner made his way to 38 not out, the tail was quickly cleaned up by the Buangor attack.

Matthew Stasse made 10 but was the only otherbatsman to reach double figures.

Steven Powell madefour, Paddy Turner five and Ahmed Razza a duck, as all three fell cheaply to end the innings.

Charlie Dyer took 3-16 from seven overs while Callum Baker took 2-19.

Peter Latham’s 1-25, from an economical 14 overs, was also important.

Buangor’s bowlers ensured their bowling was tight to make scoring difficult for Aradale, which could never quite build partnerships to get the innings moving.

There were just five extras from the 67 overs in an accurate display that restricted scoring opportunities.

The wickets were also spread across the entire team.

Cavanaugh took 1-11 from eight overs and Jacob Bates took 0-27 from five to be the only bowler unrewarded with a wicket.

Buangor had to survive seven overs before stumps on day one. Aradale needed an early breakthrough and the found it thanks toRazza.

He bowled Lachlan Oddie,three, to leave Buangor at 1-9 at stumps.

Jim Fraser, six and Dyer will resume on day two to restart the chase.

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