Scott Edwards smashes 121 as Richmond beat Kingston with bonus point

Richmond Cricket Club strung together two wins in a row courtesy Scott Edwards’ aggressive ton against Kingston Hawthorn at the Walter Galt Reserve on Saturday.

Having been put in to bat, Kingston struck early with the wicket of Zac Sleeman and albeit getting off to a promising start, Kyle Viccars fell for 14. From there on, the experienced pair of Edwards and Tim Goodman steadied the ship for the away team.

Goodman, usually the aggressor, played the role of a second fiddle as Edwards took the attack the opposition in a boundary-laden innings of 121.

Building on the foundation of a 155-run stand between Edwards and Goodman, who got dismissed for 73, Adam Amin played his natural game to ensure Richmond get past the 300-run mark, with breathtaking innings of 47, which included four boundaries and two sixes.

With 306 to defend, Marcus Berryman was at his usual best striking twice in his first spell to put Kingston on the back foot. Matthew Vorbach and Shorye Chopra did try to resurrect the innings with a 63-run partnership but Chopra was run out for 30 and skipper Dom Matarazzo sent Vorbach back to the hut for 33.

Ramneet Dhindsa’s attempt to change the momentum of the chase – he slammed four sixes and three boundaries in his 44 – was cut short by an inspired bowling change as Amin backed up his performance with the bat by doing some damage with the ball as well.

Although Joel Lewis compiled together an unbeaten 50, Richmond were always in the driver’s seat and never really allowed the game drift away from their control as the away side restricted Kingston to 9/231 to win the bonus point.

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Richmond beat Kingston by three wickets in a thriller despite Attanayake’s 112

Daniel Scholz and Joshua Carroll took Richmond Cricket Club home from a precarious situation to deny Kingston Hawthorn a victory at Central Reserve North on Saturday.

The coin fell in Richmond’s favour and Greg Connor opted to bowl. The decision worked as Bailey Moon drew first blood very early with Jake Marnie dismissed for 1.

Kingston lost wickets in regular intervals as Andrew Humphries – who bowled 10 overs straight for only 25 runs with two wickets to his name – didn’t allow the batsmen to cut loose and maintained the pressure on them. Apart from Humphries, Moon was the pick of the bowlers who bowled well at the top as well as the death with his numbers reading 4/41 in 10 overs. Moon also displayed great character to trap Ab Das lbw after the latter changed the gears against him.

It was only Attanayake’s vigil, who batted through the 50 overs, that ensured Kingston posted a respectable total of 7/215.

Despite losing an early wicket, Shobhit Singh and Krishna Padmanabhan dug deep to ensure that Richmond are ahead in the chase. The pair put on a 100-run stand before Padmanabhan was dismissed for a well-made 48. Humphries upped the ante with his typical counter attacking approach in his 21 before Zack Richardson, who took three wickets, sent him back.

Humphries’ dismissal led to a mini collapse as Singh fell for 62 thanks to some intelligent change up in pace from Kingston skipper Lyle D’Rozario, who bowled the set batsman. Connor Hinds, Dylan Tibballs and Bailey Moon then fell in quick succession.

The onus was on Daniel Scholz and Joshua Carroll to take the team over the finishing line from 7/170. The duo refrained from taking unnecessary risks and decided to play deep and eventually their 46-run stand helped them clinch the victory.

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Richmond Cricket Club maintain outstanding run against Kingston

An all-round performance from the Sam Kindlen-led Richmond helped the 3s remain unbeaten in the tournament as they beat Kingston Hawthorn at Highett Reserve on Saturday.

The bulk of the scoring was done by Jacob Hinds (37), Jordan Hesline (63) and Aaron Cross (38) with Kingston conceding almost 32 extras as Richmond posted 9/214 in their quota of overs.

The chase never got going for Kingston as Ashley Becker and Tom Cashman made vital inroads with the new ball reducing the hosts to 3/20. Kingston from then really failed to string together a substantial partnership to threaten Richmond, who restricted the home side to 9/150 and grabbing a comprehensive win on the road.

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Bowlers make merry as Richmond win by 9 wickets

It was a field day for Richmond Cricket Club bowlers at the Central Reserve South as they crushed Kinston Hawthorn by 9 wickets on Saturday.

Brought into the side, Ethan Stones starred with his four wickets for 43. But equally important was Kieran Rice’s role who bowled two maidens in his 9 overs and conceded 18 runs. The combined bowling effort of Dhurval Parikh (2/5), Prithish Pancholi (1/11) and Cam Stow (1/15) helped bowl out Kingston for 136.

The opening pair of Aryan Arora and Jack Iverson put on a responsible 84-run stand to put a Kingston victory out of the question. Although Arora was dismissed for 41, Iverson, who remained not out on 78, chased down the target with comparative ease in the 33rd over with some help from Romesh Martinus’ 14.