Bundoora has conceded first innings points after a tough start to the season in the Diamond Valley Cricket Association Barclay Shield.

Having won the toss the Bulls were hoping to start well against Diamond Creek, but they lost both openers for ducks and were quickly in trouble at 4-7.

It was tough going throughout, with the Bulls bowled out for just 76.

Recruit Sam Crea and Jacob Moller top-scored with 17, as only four players reached double figures.

Diamond Creek had no issues with the bat and claimed first innings points late on day one. They will resume at 0-81 with one eye on an outright result.

All Bulls bowlers bowled tight, but didn’t have any luck.


Bundoora’s Daniel Preston. Picture Shawn Smits.

PHOTO GALLERY: Bundoora vs Diamond Creek

In other matches, Epping made 9-222 against Plenty.

The opening partnership of Anthony Licovski [51] and skipper Andrew Bennett [44] set up the innings.

Kenroy Peters took four wickets for Plenty.

In the Money Shield, Bundoora United will resume at 0-8 in reply to Banyule’s 172. Ricky Lee took four wickets for Bundoora United.

Mill Park is 0-2 in reply to Montmorency’s 234, with Rayan Williams taking 5-60 off his 21.2 overs

Mernda made 9-192 from its overs against Lalor Stars. Stuart Wright, coming in at number seven, top-scored with 59.

Karl Heckmann took three wickets and was the pick of the bowlers for the Stars.

Old Paradians made 177 against Eltham, with Jason Berthet starring with 74. Eltham will resume at 1-25.