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UH OH! Jung Tigers’ Tyler Puls watches the ball fly off a leading edge as Homers’ Adam Gibbs prepares to snatch up a catch in slips. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

UH OH! Jung Tigers’ Tyler Puls watches the ball fly off a leading edge as Homers’ Adam Gibbs prepares to snatch up a catch in slips. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

Laharum is in the box seat to secure a swinging top-four spot in Horsham Cricket Association’s A Grade competition despite failing to bowl a ball or hit a run last week.
The Mountain Men, gripped with Jung Tigers in a battle for fourth spot with only a couple of home-and-away games remaining, has jumped clear courtesy of a Blackheath-Dimboola forfeit.
The anti-climactic result provided Laharum with a free 10 points, elevating the team well clear of the Tigers.
If that wasn’t tough enough for the Tigers, the Jungsters will resume their two-day match against Homers at Sunnyside Oval this week in plenty of strife.
Jung Tigers made only 85 against the Pigeons on Saturday, with Steve Leith, 39 not out, and Jason Pymer, 19, providing the only serious resistance against an attack led by spinner Simon Hopper, 3-26.
In sweltering heat, the Tigers managed to seize some momentum back late in the day to have Homers 2-16 at stumps with off-spinner Jake McLean opening the bowling and having success. Sandy Hodge and Simon Hopper will resume the chase for the home side.
Despite the hot conditions, it was bowlers who generally dominated in all games.
Horsham Saints also failed to reach triple figures, against Rupanyup-Minyip at Minyip, making only 97 after a shared effort from the home side with the ball.
Brent Hudson, Ryan Metelmann, Victor Lothian and Clint Midgley all picked up a couple of wickets each while a handful of Saints batsmen failed to make the most of starts.
But the Blue Panthers haven’t had it all their own way, already having lost the wicket of Matt Downer to all-rounder Tony Caccaviello in the chase.
Rupanyup-Minyip will resume with Dan Clark and Lothian at the wicket.
– Dean Lawson

Steve Lieth, JT, Homers vs Jung Tigers.

Steve Lieth, JT, Homers vs Jung Tigers.

Jason Pymer drives for four. Homers vs Jung Tigers.

Jason Pymer drives for four. Homers vs Jung Tigers.

Simon Hopper, Homers vs Jung Tigers.

Simon Hopper, Homers vs Jung Tigers.

Tyler Puls edges to Adam Gibbs in slip, Homers vs Jung Tigers.

Tyler Puls edges to Adam Gibbs in slip, Homers vs Jung Tigers.

Eddie Landwehr, Homers vs Jung Tigers.

Eddie Landwehr, Homers vs Jung Tigers.

Chris Hopper, Homers vs Jung Tigers.

Chris Hopper, Homers vs Jung Tigers.

Chris Hopper, Homers vs Jung Tigers.

Chris Hopper, Homers vs Jung Tigers.

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Posted on Jan 31 2018

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