South Wagga's strong bowling performance secures victory

KEEPING ON: Alex Jones bowling during South Wagga's impressive display against St Michaels at Geoff Lawson Oval on Saturday. Picture: Kieren L Tilly
KEEPING ON: Alex Jones bowling during South Wagga's impressive display against St Michaels at Geoff Lawson Oval on Saturday. Picture: Kieren L Tilly

South Wagga remain unbeaten in the one-day format after a comfortable win over St Michaels at Geoff Lawson Oval on Saturday.

The Blues bowling attack was on top early as the Saints struggled to find any rhythm.

A 53-run partnership between James Evans (48) and Jack Reynolds (24) showed some promise but when Reynolds was caught in the covers it ended any real resistance.

Reynolds was one of three dismissals for Nathan Cooke.

South Wagga captain Joel Robinson has been impressed by his bowling in the middle part of innings.

“I think he is one of the better bowlers in the competition bowling through the middle and in the back overs,” Robinson said.

“We’ve used him in that role in the one-dayers this year and I think he has done a great job.”

Cooke sits at the top of the competition’s wicket takers with eight.

Overall the Blues leader was pleased with the bowling effort as the Saints finished at 9-119 after 40 overs.

“We bowled well, took early wickets and it flowed on from there,” Robinson said.

“It was pretty good effort with the ball.”

Robinson then led the way with the bat.

He finished with an unbeaten 47, with Seb Graf at the other end on 35, as South Wagga only needed 32 overs to chase down the target.

Coming away with the eight-wicket victory, Robinson is looking to extend their form against ladder leaders Kooringal Colts when a place in the one-day final goes on the line at Harris Park.

The Saints are still winless this season.