Denmark demolished as Bulls batsmen put on a clinic
A batting masterclass from Mt Barker has helped their side record a second win of the season, their top order firing in a demolition of Denmark on Saturday afternoon.
Five Bulls batsmen made scores of above 30, highlighted by a swashbuckling 70 from captain Jeremy Wood and Alex Fergie’s anchor role of 92 at the top.
An 84-run opening partnership from Tim Shephard and Alex Fergie set the tone after the Bulls won the toss and batted.
Shephard fell for 42 and then a commanding 123-run partnership between Fergie and Jeremy Wood took the game away from the Magpies.
Wood made a rapid 70 off 47 balls and fell with his side 2-207.
Fergie had made his way into the 90s but was left eight runs short of a ton, caught off the bowling off Aden Montague.
The Bulls lost three quick wickets but further damage was done by Nathan Crosby and Clayton Wood, who posted 31 each, as the Bulls finished on the massive total of 5-293.
The Magpies provided a strong fight early in the chase, as openers Dan Robson and Matt Burton set a strong foundation.
Robson made his second half century of the season but Bulls recruit Patrick Butler finally made the breakthrough to end the 97-run stand.
Burton made 38 from 87 balls before being run out to leave his side 4-111.
Oliver Pluckhahn and Peter Ross were the only other batsmen to pass double figures as the Magpies slipped to a seventh loss of the season.
The Magpies were bowled out for 145 as the Bulls shared the wickets in the double bonus-point win, getting within a point of the fourth-placed Collingwood Park as a result.
Park lost by four wickets in their clash with the unbeaten Railways at Turf North.
Railways kept their undefeated season going as they chased down Collingwood Park’s total in 38 overs to secure a bonus-point win.
Jesse Spaanderman made 52 to help Park reach 154 all out with Tigers spearhead Nathan Crudeli returning figures of 3-23.
Crudeli’s excellent form with the bat continued, an unbeaten innings of 63 helping the Tigers secure a bonus point as they passed the total six wickets down.
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