Guyra dominate Ex-Services

Last Saturday saw Guyra claim first innings points easily over Ex-Services. 

The home side dismissed Servies for 52 before going on to finish the day at 7-140. 

Heading into the second day, Ex-Services needed 88 to send Guyra back in to back and prevent an outright. 

Signs were dire for the visiting side early as they were down 3-7.

Jake Ellis got the first breakthrough, dismissing Servies opener Andy Bartik for a duck. 

Leon Clifford was next to depart for the same score before BJ Cameron sent John Elliot packing when he trapped him lbw for two.

Cameron had his second wicket of the innings when Nathan Lane was caught by Ben Jackson. 

Servies youngster Benji Marshall stayed at the crease long enough to score a boundary but that was all he managed as Cameron sent him for 4. 

Jarrod Burton departed on nine off the bowling of Guyra captain Charlie Keen. 

Ben Spence stepped up to the crease and steadied Servies’ innings to score 36, aided at the other end by Phil Widders.

Ellis then cleaned up Widders’ stumps for nine to halt that partnership. 

Guyra’s Nick Page stepped up to dismiss Spence and Jake McFadyen followed suit off the bowling of Tom Smith 

Brad Widders smashed 41 before he succumbed to Cameron’s bowling to end Servies innings on 135. 

With the bat, Guyra needed 48 to earn the win.

Openers Shane Wolfenden and Troy Martin looked sharp before Wolfenden was caught for 14 by Widders off Leon Clifford’s bowling. 

Heath Dowsett was bowled by Jarrod Burton but Guyra managed to chase down the required runs and earn an eight wicket outright victory. 

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