Some big hitting from Valley’s top order saw them easily account for Creeks in the top grade on Saturday at Cook Park 3. Chasing Creeks total of 200, in-form opener Isaac Barry led the charge scoring an impressive 58 runs and was well supported by Jacob Carey (27). Carey also made a valuable contribution to Valley’s bowling attack, taking four wickets (4/28). After Carey was dismissed Simon White maintained the momentum, smashing out the second highest score of the innings (40) – this included three sixes. In the losing side, the performance of Chad Solman was a highlight. Batting at number 2, he notched up 69 runs. At Howe Park in the other first grade encounter, PCH/Glendon defeated Muswellbrook. Unlike last week they struggled with the bat with only Alex Thrift (37) and Anthony Bailey (36) making a substantial contribution to the 156 innings total. So the pressure was on the bowling attack to perform and they did just that with Muswellbrook all out for 117. Best of the bowlers was Dan Oldknow (3/22) and Josh Shade (2/19).
- Creeks 4/61 (Billy Newman 22, Dave Wholert 10, Josh Whittingham 10no, Daniel Tracey 5/16, Jarrod Campbell 2/10) defeated Valley 58 (Jasper Muir 16, Tate Edwards 11 & 2/2, Mitch Tanner 1/4);
- JPC 2/77 (Ashleigh Borg 32 no, Zac Hill 22, Gregg Dann 3/25, Brad Young 3/15) defeated Denman 72 (Jackson Ball 35, Brody Bowd 10&1/6, Boston Gageler 1/13);
- PCH/Glendon (Scott Daniel 46 no) drew with Muswellbrook (Cameron Eckersley 3/34) – game washed out.
- Denman (Allan Murphy 101, Jacob McCormick 92) drew with JPC (Steve Dunstan 2/21, Marius Botha 2/29) – game washed out;
- Creeks 3/132 (Dave Hayne 59, Jake Palmer 35&3/24, Shane Cox 22, John Hipwell 2/17) defeated Valley 124 (Alex Belcore 27, Jason Newberry 26, Barry Thompson 15no, Baxter Newberry 2/21, Michael Duffie 1/16).