A BRETT Tory ton guided Grassmere Cricket Association to an opening day win at Bendigo Country Week yesterday.
Grassmere celebrated a five-wicket division three win against Maryborough.
Tory stepped in when Grassmere was 4-71 after it had restricted Maryborough to 102.
The middle-order batsman brought up his century with a six and finished unbeaten on 102.
Grassmere went on to post 8-230 with Ben Julius (41), Murray Habel (34) and captain Chris Bant (32) providing valuable contributions.
Tory played down his efforts with the bat, crediting Grassmere’s bowlers for the first-up win.
Jason Alberts finished his 21-over spell with 4-44.
Luke Ryan (2-27) and Braden Hotker (2-38) also rattled the Maryborough batsmen.
“The boys bowled really well and they did the job,” Tory said.
Tory said it was important to concentrate when chasing a low total.
“You have to go out and play your natural game and not cramp up chasing low scores,” he said.
The Wangoom all-rounder hit four sixes after coming in at number six.
“It was good to get out in the middle and have time and do the job for the boys,” he said.
Grassmere plays Northern District Colts in its second match today.