Wagga proved too strong for a relatively inexperienced Griffith side in Sunday’s Derek Rogers Cup clash at Exies No 2 oval.
Wagga batted first and got off to a promising start with their first wicket falling at 32 after eight overs. Wagga opener Caleb Walker proved the backbone of their innings, knocking up 52 retired.
Runs flowed steadily throughout their 40 overs and finished at an imposing 7/195. Sean Culgan stood out in the bowling department with figures of 3/27 off five overs. The bowling attach was hampered by some lacklustre fielding efforts.
Griffith’s innings was always in trouble with wickets falling at five runs, ten runs and 14 before a 25 run partnership between Billy Evans and Sean Culgan gave the home side some relief.
Apart from a sound innings of 20 from Cooper Rand batting at number seven no Griffith batsman caused the Wagga bowlers much concern. Griffith were bowled out for 90 by the 28th over.
Griffith now take on Wagga in Wagga next Sunday