Bacchus Marsh has continued its good start to the Gisborne and District Cricket Association’s McIntyre Cup season.

Resuming at 0-4 and chasing the small Rupertswood total of 139, the Bulls lost an early wicket before settling.

All the top and middle order batsmen got into double figures as the Bulls passed the total four wickets down.

They were eventually bowled out for 246.

Shaun Taylor top-scored with 49 after coming in at No.8, while James Lidgett (40) and Dennis O’Loughlin (44) also had solid contributions as the Bulls enjoyed some batting practice.

The Bulls are on top after three rounds and are one of two teams to win all three matches.

This week they will face Lancefield, which is coming off its first win of the season.

Diggers Rest Bulla needed plenty of wickets against Riddell – but they didn’t come. Resuming at 4-27 and chasing 98, the Bombers lost another two wickets before getting to the total and pushing on to make 6-229.

The win keeps the Bombers’ unbeaten start to the season alive.

In B grade, the Bulls got their first win of the season by beating Rupertswood.

Having made 303 on day one, the Bulls bowled Rupertswood out for 160.

Eynesbury and St Anthonys have set up a mouth-watering clash this weekend, with both sides undefeated.

Having done the damage with the bat on day one, they easily accounted for Kyneton and Ashfield respectively.

Wallan also remains undefeated, while Gisborne accounted for Macedon.


Tara Murray