DVCA: Bundoora United in the money against Taipans

Bundoora United was a team in a hurry on Saturday as the Bulldogs bowled out Camrea Taipans in time to claim an outright win in DVCA Money Shield.

The eight-wicket victory wasn’t enough to put United into the top four, though, its 16 points good enough only for fifth behind Lalor Stars (18).

PICTURE GALLERY: Bundoora United v Camrea Taipans

United resumed its first innings on Saturday within 10 runs of claiming first-innings points and passed the Taipans’ 90 with six wickets in hand.

Nicholas Curtin (35) and Scott Barnett (29) then pushed Bundoora United to 146, a lead of 66.

Barnett (3-40) and Grant Fraser (4-26) then worked for quick wickets as the Taipans were bowled out for 87 in just 46.4 overs in their second dig.

Barnett then bashed 22 not out to get United the outright win: 2-34 in just 2.4 overs.

Earlier, Malith Gunathilake took 5-58 for the Taipans.

Lalor Stars (9-229) comfortably defended its total made the previous weekend by bowling out Hurstbridge for 113. Jamie Scott did the damage for the Stars with six wickets.

Elsewhere in the division, South Morang (156) fell short chasing Greensborough (223).

In Barclay Shield, Bundoora gained its first win of the season at Mernda’s expense.

Defending 259, Bundoora had Mernda out for 136, thanks to 3-38 for Stuart Adams and wickets for four other bowlers.

Epping’s 170 was enough to beat Plenty (153) with John Green (50) and Andrew Villani (54no) top scorers for the Power.

Robert Tinsley (3-28) and Blake Dobbin (3-31) were best bowlers for Epping.

Old Paradians/St Francis (134) didn’t have enough on the board to beat Rosanna, which made 6-135 in reply. Shaun Barker took 3-13 for Old Paradians-St Francis, but Rosanna reached the target by the 60th over.