Tigers cement spot

James Freeman (Jacob Pattison)325610_09

Werribee cemented its spot in the Victorian Sub-District Cricket Association north-west top six with back-to-back wins on the weekend.

Starting the weekend in sixth spot with a number of teams on their tail, the Tigers were keen to get a couple more wins on the board.

On Saturday, they did a demolition job on Melton.

The Lions won the toss and decided to bat at home.

The Lions got to 11 before losing their first wicket but once they started falling, they kept falling.

They were bowled out for a disappointing 34 in just 19.4 overs.

Not one batter reached double figures with Conrad Farrugia top scoring with just eight.

Jonathan Burton took 4-2 for the Tigers.

The Lions got off to an ideal start in the run chase, taking the early wicket of Adam Alifraco.

The joy would be short lived with the Tigers getting the runs within 10 overs, finishing 3-36.

Brad Jones had two wickets for the Lions.

On Sunday, the Tigers faced Preston in a catch up match for round seven.

The Tigers made 7-216 from their overs.

Skipper Tim O’Brien top scored with 65 while Nathan Taylor scored 59.

Preston was in trouble early at 5-24 before they started a fightback putting on nearly 90 for the sixth wicket partnership.

Once that partnership was broken, the Tigers were able to run through the tail, bowling them out for 158.

Burton continued his good weekend, taking 4-18.

The two wins moved the Tigers into fourth spot, now eight points clear of seventh placed Hoppers Crossing.

The Cats sit two points behind fifth placed Altona.

On the weekend, the Cats split their matches.

On Saturday, the Cats beat Brunswick. The Cats finished 5-174 in reply to 170.

On Sunday, the Cats fell 40 runs short against Williamstown.

The Seagulls made 7-153 from their overs with the Cats being bowled out for 113 in reply.