Nick’s batting blitz

HITTING OUT: Josh Grundy dispatches a ball to the boundary during his innings of 29

A BLISTERING century from Nick Howden has secured Bright’s place in the Wangaratta and District cricket B grade one day semi finals after going undefeated in the limited overs format.

Howden’s 44-ball 100, along with 71 from Regan Alexander and four wickets from skipper Dylan Bursill were the backbone of the Wanderers’ crushing win over Rutherglen at Pioneer Park on Saturday.

Another dominant performance with both bat and ball began with the Wanderers restricting Rutherglen to 8/116 before they finished their innings on 9/292.

Aside from Bursill’s figures of 4/19 Rueben Jamieson (2/21) and Andrew Badrock (2/24) also did damage with the ball.

Chasing a smallish total Howden went out with the intent to knock the runs off as quickly as possible and that’s just what he did.

He smashed the Rutherglen bowlers to all parts of the ground, helping his team to the required target in just the ninth over before reaching his ton the following over.

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