LEADING FROM FRONT: Maclean United stalwart Dean Moran began with a blaze against Lawrence.
LEADING FROM FRONT: Maclean United stalwart Dean Moran began with a blaze against Lawrence. Debrah Novak

LCCA CRICKET: Classy batting display puts United on top

LCCA CRICKET: Seasoned Maclean United pace bowler Nathan Williams was landing the ball on a dime as he tore his way through the Lawrence top order in Lower Clarence First Grade action on Saturday.

Williams delivered career best figures of 4 for 22 off 8 overs as United skittled Lawrence for just 62 - well short of the earlier total of 8 for 219 at Barry Watts Oval.

Williams was well supported by fellow seamers Glenn Clark (3 for 12 off 5) and Dan McColl (3 for 11 off 3.5) cashing in after a tight spell from Jake Causley (0 for 11 off 6) who was unlucky not to find the edge on several occasions.

Maclean United captain Jarrad Moran said the bowling effort was well backed up in the field with Maclean United pouching most chances that came their way.

But the captain admitted it was the large total with the bat that gave the bowlers free reign to attack.

Club stalwart Dean Moran got things going for United with a handy 34 runs before Dan McColl (23), Jarrod Moran (28), Craig Moran (37), Glenn Clark (37) and Nathan Williams (26no) all made solid contributions, while Simon Harrison snagged 4 for 38 off 8 for Lawrence.

LAWRENCE V MACLEAN UNITED

At Barry Watts Turf

Toss: Maclean United

Umpires: Dave Whitby

Maclean United Innings

D Moran b Moloney 34

M Woodward c L Ensbey b Davis 0

A Moffitt b Harrison 1

D McColl lbw b Harrison 23

J Moran run out (B O'Connor) 28

C Moran lbw b Harrison 37

G Clark b HJ Ensbey 26

N Williams not out 26

A Whiteside lbw b Harrison 5

D Clark not out 7

Extras (b 3, lb 5, w 17, nb 7) 32

EIGHT wickets for 219

Overs: 40

Bowling: S Harrison 8-0-38-4, HJ Ensbey 8-0-42-1, L Moloney 6-0-40-1, B Davis 5.4-1-22-1, B O'Connor 6.2-1-31-0, A Giffin 7-1-38-0

Lawrence 1st Innings

R Watterson lbw b Williams 4

B O'Connor c McColl b Williams 0

T Gerrard c C Moran b G Clark 8

L Ensbey b Williams 7

L Moloney b Williams 8

HJ Ensbey c J Moran b McColl 8

T Whitby c J Moran b G Clark 0

A Giffin not out 16

B Davis b G Clark 0

S Harrison b McColl 2

A Tory c J Moran b McColl 1

Extras (b 4, lb 2, w 4, nb 0) 10

Total: 62   Overs: 23

FoW: 1-0(B O'Connor) 2-10(R Watterson) 3-26(L Ensbey) 4-34(L Moloney) 5-36(T Gerrard) 6-43(HJ Ensbey) 7-43(T Whitby) 8-43(B Davis) 9-54(S Harrison) 10-62(A Tory)

Bowling: N Williams 8-0-22-4, G Clark 5-0-12-3, D McColl 3.5-0-11-3, J Causley 6-0-11-0

MACLEAN United won by 157 runs.  



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