Impressive averages for Highlands cricket

Robertson-Burrawang has taken a firm lead in the second grade cricket competition. 

At the break in the season, the team sat 16 points ahead of the second-placed Mittagong Saints. 

GOOD RESULTS: Mittagong Saints defeated Bundanoon at Welby Oval by six wickets in round one of the season in October. Photo Lauren Strode.

GOOD RESULTS: Mittagong Saints defeated Bundanoon at Welby Oval by six wickets in round one of the season in October. Photo Lauren Strode.

The 2016/17 season has been strong for Robertson, who have taken 86 wickets and a combined total of 1963 runs. 

Bowral sat in third position, followed by the Wingello Tigers in fourth, East Bowral Blue Cricket Club in fifth and Bundanoon in sixth. 

Bowral Cricket Club has demonstrated some strong batting work and dominated the top three in the best batting rankings.

East Bowral Blues’ Hugh Chivers was ranked as the best batter so far after he scored 139 runs in the round eight match against Robertson. 

Bowral’s Chris Muldoon was ranked second after he scored 131 runs in the round four match against East Bowral.

Richard Webster, also from Bowral was ranked third after he scored 113 runs in the round nine match against Robertson. 

Two Bowral players also have the best bowling statistics of the 2016/17 season. 

In round three Edward Haydon took figures of 7-22 off 6.3 overs. 

In round nine Pat Irvine took 6-13 off 4.5 overs.

Mittagong Saints’ Lachlan Holmes secured the third ranking in round nine when he took 10-29 off 12.1 overs, which included 4 maidens. 

Wingello Tigers’ Matt Rolles had the highest bowling average, followed by East Bowral Blues’ Brett McAulay and by Max Hanrahan, also from Wingello. 

Robertson-Burrawang is also at the top of the third grade leader board.

The team has secured  84 points, including 80 wickets and 1387 runs. 

Bundanoon closely followed in second place, also on 84 points. 

The East Bowral Stags followed in third, Bowral kookaburras in fourth, Bowral Cavaliers in fifth, Mittagong Roar in sixth, Mittagong Lions in seventh, Hill top Northern Villages in eighth and Wingello Tigers in ninth. 

Justin Middleton from Robertson was ranked as the best batter after he took 146 runs in the round five match against Hill Top.

Gary Peters from Mittagong Roar was ranked second after he scored 115 runs in the round ten match against Mittagong Lions.

Rodney Acton from Bundanoon was ranked third after he scored 111 runs in the round eight match against  Mittagong Lions. 

Bowral cricketers dominated the best bowling rankings with Simon Haire, Mark Chance and Angus FitzSimmons taking first, second and third spot.