Lake Albert downs Wagga City to jump to first place

CRACKING SHOT: Jacson Sommerville powers a shot through the covers in Lake Albert's win over Wagga City at Rawlings Park Turf on Saturday. Picture: Kieren L Tilly
CRACKING SHOT: Jacson Sommerville powers a shot through the covers in Lake Albert's win over Wagga City at Rawlings Park Turf on Saturday. Picture: Kieren L Tilly

Experienced pair Kurt Robertson and Danny Webber helped Lake Albert move into first place after a four-wicket win over Wagga City on Saturday.

Set 172 for victory, Lake Albert overcame a middle order stumble to chase down the total in the 59th over.

The pair put on 54 runs for the sixth wicket partnership to take the win.

Robertson was pleased by how they recovered after losing 3-8 after Isaac Cooper was run out.

“We lost a couple of quick wickets but were able to rebuild, get a partnership going through the middle and get the runs,” Robertson said.

“We had the batting order the way we did to try and break the experience up with a bit of youth and try and get the balance right.

“It worked out quite well and we showed a bit of grit.”

Robertson (46) and Webber (28 not out) made the bulk of the runs, but Jacson Sommerville (33) also impressed opening the batting.

“We got off to a decent start and Jacson batted probably the best I’ve seen him bat,” Robertson said.

“ we then lost a couple of kick wickets

Max Harper took four wickets, plus a run out, for the Cats but it still wasn’t enough for them to maintain their place in the top four.

With only two more matches until the finals starts, Robertson believes the Bulls are building well.

“The team is building in confidence each week,” he said.

“We bowled a team out for less than that last week were able to chase it down and this time without probably our best bat (Alex Smeeth) it is quite pleasing.”

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