Thilan’s effort goes to waste

Southern Eurobodalla remain in the Top 4 despite their loss.
Southern Eurobodalla remain in the Top 4 despite their loss.

Southern Eurobodalla have dropped their second game of the season at the Eden Cricket Ground, going down to the home side by seven wickets.

The Dalmeny-based club batted first, but their innings never got off the ground.

Alexander Filmer-Smith was the first man out for four, before Jordan Dibden followed soon after for six.

At 2/10, Southern Eurobodalla needed a partnership to get in the game.

That partnership wasn’t to come though, as danger-man Simon Mackie was dismissed for one to leave the visitors floundering at 3/11.

Greg Longmore and Adrian Ridgley provided some gumption for the fourth wicket, but they were dismissed for eight and six respectively.

Graham Briggs followed not long after for a duck to leave his side at 6/31.

Fortunately for Southern Eurobodalla, Thilan Walgamage, Matthew Klose, and Dillon Smith all scored in double figures to bring their total up to 84 from 37.2 overs.

Patrick Kearney was the man that ripped through the batting order with figures of 3/10.

The chase from Eden looked slightly shaky early, as Walgamage snagged a couple of early wickets to have the home side at 3/24.

However, Martin Butchers and Tyrone Thomas guided the home side to victory with a 65-run partnership.


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