MKM starts campaign for outright win

MKM celebrates the dismissal of Laane’s Steven Dellavedova by Jaxon Smyth in round nine of the Maryborough District Cricket Associationʼs A grade competition which got underway on Saturday.

Despite both Laanecoorie Dunolly and MKM having claimed the same amount of wins and losses this season, Mill has shown the competition that it truly is a step above by dominating Laane on Saturday.

Laane currently sits on the bottom of the A grade ladder, MKM sits just one place above in fifth thanks to better statistics.

Both sides have claimed just one win this season and neither side has found success in two-day cricket.

The outcome of this round’s game will more than likely determine which side will finish the season with the wooden spoon, a title that no team desires.

With that in mind, Mill wasted no time in crushing any hopes Laane had of a win on Saturday.

MKM sent Laane to bat first, and the side lasted just over 30 overs before it was bowled all out.

Nathan Nikolic (14) and Dylan Leist (13) were Laane’s highest runscorers in the first innings, with the entire side coming to a total of just 72 runs in the end.

Peter Webb and Jackson Goodwin, who both made 11 runs apiece, were the side’s only other batsmen to finish with a double digit runscore.

Mill’s Jaxon Smyth was the side’s best bowler of the day, claiming a figure of 5/31 in the first innings.

Jason Sinclair (3/34) and Joel Radlof (2/8) took care of the remaining wickets for Mill.

In the reply, MKM worked hard to put up an eclipsing total of 150 runs in under 40 overs.

For more on this story see Page 22 of The Advertiser, Tuesday, February 12

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