Broncos in strong position thanks to Alberts

EAST Warrnambool-YCW bowler Jason Alberts tore through Allansford’s batting line-up on Saturday, putting the Broncos in a strong position heading into day two.

Alberts took 7-62 on day one of the Warrnambool and District Cricket Association match.

Allansford was restricted to 169, with Matt Brophy leading the way with 56. East Warrnambool was 2-37 at stumps.

In other games, Merrivale made 9-208 against West Warrnambool.

Tiger Will Chapples top scored with 63 and team mate Simon Fleming added an unbeaten 40.

West Warrnambool’s Simon Johnson claimed 4-28.

Dennington posted 194 against Brierly-Christ Church, with skipper Dustin Drew (55) and Rodney Grant (40) the pick of the Dogs’ batsmen.

Jason Greer snared 5-29 for the Bulls, who were 2-53 in reply at stumps.

Nestles is in a prime position against Wesley-CBC.

The Factory restricted the Beavers to 74 and declared at 8-87 in reply.

Glenn Hannah (4-18) and Brett Eldridge (3-14) did the damage for Nestles with the ball. Eldridge then contributed 40 as the Factory grabbed first innings points.

The Beavers are 0-14 in their second innings with Nestles chasing an outright win.

Russells Creek is 1-10 chasing Nirranda’s 166 after the weekend’s action.

James Dalton’s 67 was the Knights’ most productive bat.

Woodford made 9-247 against Port Fairy on Saturday.

Middle and lower order bats Hamish Withers (52) and Luke Wines (52) bolstered the Eels’ total after they were struggling at 7-133.

Steve Dwyer 4-31 was best of the Port Fairy bowlers. 

justine.mc@fairfaxmedia.com.au

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