Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Leach Helps Northies Take Control On Opening Day Down Under

Leach Helps Northies Take Control On Opening Day Down Under

Joe Leach helped his side North Canberra Gungahlin build a substantial total on the opening day of their Australian Capital Territory first grade match away to Weston Creek Molonglo.

The Worcestershire all-rounder made 34 as the Northies closed on 267-6 from 78 overs after electing to bat.

Leach came in at 79-2 and shared in a stand of 58 with opener A. Vala (72).

He was eventually fourth out at 145 after hitting one six and four fours in his 46 ball innings.

Joe Clarke picked up two catches but it was a day of leather chasing for his club, South Perth, on the second day of their Western Australian Cricket Association first grade clash with leaders Joondalup.

The Worcestershire wicket-keeper had hit a splendid 140 of his side's all out total of 215 on the opening day.

Joondalup, who resumed on 50-1, made light of this target to claim first innings points thanks to a fourth wicket stand of 251 between J Inglis (145 off 154 balls) and C Hincliffe (153 off 273 balls).

Clarke eventually caught the latter when he was sixth out with the total on 417 after hitting 16 fours.

Joondalup eventually closed on 481-9.