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By Meg Saultry

Benalla Bushrangers’ under-12s continue their strong form this season, beating Greta at Moyhu Recreation Reserve on Saturday.

Greta won the toss and elected to bat, with Benalla's attack firing to dismiss their opponents for 2/59 in 20 overs.

Will Martin and Mitch Cooney were strong performers with the ball, both finishing with 1-3.

Heading into bat, Benalla dominated from the outset, finishing with 4/129 from their 20 overs.

Cooney also starred with the bat, finishing with 33, while Cooper Binion (24 retired not) and Bryce Cooney (19) contributed heavily to the scoreboard.

● Benalla Bushrangers’ Over 60s won their match in thrilling fashion over ACS Over 60s at Elsternswick Park on Sunday, hanging on by five runs.

Ross Runnalls (31) and Paul O'Brien (30) produced solid knocks for the visitors to help their team to 4/184 after 40 innings. 

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● A-reserve hit Benalla Gardens Oval on Saturday for day one of their match with Ovens Valley United.

Benalla's Gurpreet Singh led the side's attack finishing with a stellar 5-68, and was aptly supported by Matthew Knight who snared 4-38.

James Arendt was strong in the field taking two catches.

Ovens finished their innings on 227, following half century knocks from Seamus Phillips (53) and Tony Cuskelly (55).

● Benalla's under-14s put themselves in prime position to strike, following the opening day of their clash with Greta at Benalla Gardens Oval.

Benalla won the toss, and elected to bat.

And it was duo Lucas Hales (50 retired) and George Lithgow (42 retired) who stepped up to the plate to lead their side to 3/212 after 42 overs.

Batters up: Benalla's under 14 side took to the crease on Saturday. Picture: Karl Phillipson.

● The under-16s look in trouble following day one of their match against Yarrawonga Mulwala at Stan Hargreaves Oval.

The visitors won the toss and went in to bat, but their line up crumbled, Yarra dismissing Benalla for 41.

Yarra’s Jobe Kennedy was the star of the opening day, taking 5-6 from 6 overs.

● B-grade lost its round six clash against Delatitie by 26 runs at Mansfield Recreation Reserve.

Benalla heralded the bat first, posting 9/116 with teen Deakyn Kohler leading the efforts with a knock of 26.

And despite the efforts of Liam Curtis (2-14) in attack, Delatite finished just north of Benalla's total, scoring 8/142 to take the points. 

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● In stunning innings from C-grade skipper Zach Parker (71) wasn't enough to get his charges over the line against Milawa on Saturday.

Parker did most of the heavy lifting in Benalla's innings with the bat, with the Bushrangers finishing with 5/110.

Milawa batting line up produced a more even contribution with the bat, with Jesse Hurley (36), Luke Bennett (20) and Russell Ferguson (22) adding value. Benalla's Matt Priest was best with the ball, snaring 3-23 for the day.