GDCA fourth grade round five wrap

TOP SCORER: Coro's Ben Signor lead his side to victory against Diggers with 43 runs at a time where his side were in trouble. PHOTO: Anthony Stipo
TOP SCORER: Coro's Ben Signor lead his side to victory against Diggers with 43 runs at a time where his side were in trouble. PHOTO: Anthony Stipo

Coro has picked up their first win of the season after seeing off Diggers in their fourth-grade clash at the Griffith Showgrounds on Wednesday.

Coro won the toss and elected to bat and made a tough start losing Rhys Carnell (0) and Tom Taylor (6) to be on 2/19.

Ben Wood (19) and Ben Signor (43 ret.) led the fight back with a 73 run partnership before Wood was dismissed by William Charles (1/12).

The fall of Wood did little to slow down the scoring with Jack Rand (40) joining Signor as both batsmen were forced into retirement after getting the score past the 100 mark.

Late contributions from Joseph Bellicanta (12) and Cooper Rand (17) helped get the score to 4/166 off their 25 overs.

It was a tough start for Diggers in reply to the massive total with Angus Randall (1) and Callum Mirtschin (1) falling early in the chase to be 2/11.

Joel Schaefer (10) and Ben Devery (11) tried to lead a fight back but when Schaefer was dismissed Diggers lost three quick wickets with Carnell (3/5) taking all three wickets.

Bellicanta (3/11) joined the wicket takers to see Diggers bowled out 10/52 in 24 overs.

In the second game, Hanwood were sent into bat by Leagues and were on the backfoot after losing Aiden Serafin with the score on seven.

Jack Cannon tried to lead a fightback before Oliver Bartter (63*) and Harry Rowston (22) put on a 45-run partnership to lift the side to 4/65 when Rowston was dismissed by Michael Cudmore (1/15).

Bartter continued to make sure the score would keep ticking over while wickets fell around him with as Fergus (3/5) picked up three late wickets as Hanwood were dismissed for 137 off their 25 overs.

In reply, Leagues made a shaky start losing Shelton (2) and Tanner Cassidy (0) to fall to 2/7 after 2.3 overs.

Alex Minato (12) and Nobeljit Kalsi (13) tried to lead a fightback, but constant wickets made it difficult for Panthers to make inroads as they were eventually bowled out for 72 which saw Hanwood take out a 65-run to draw level with Leagues in second place.