As predicted, Avoca has gone back-to-back by easily claiming the 2018-19 Maryborough District Cricket Association’s (MDCA) two-day A reserve premiership with a 149-run defeat of Colts Phelans.
Despite losing its first two batsmen for peanuts, the Dogs went on to put up a hard-to-beat total of 9/222 on Saturday.
Appearing third in the order, leading MDCA batsman Gavan Hicks (59) kicked off Avoca’s scoring with an individual half century and an 86-run partnership with skipper Lachlan Morganti.
Hicks was claimed LBW by Chris Watts, making way for Josh Morganti who managed a 12-run contribution before he was bowled by Adam Balzan.
Captain Morganti (45) fell shortly after, claimed by Watts five runs short of a half-ton of his own.
For more on this story see Page 23 of The Advertiser, Tuesday, March 19