MERTON cricketers hosted the top side in the Seymour and District Cricket Association, Kilmore, and finished up the victors.
Merton won the toss and batted making 5/221 off 45 overs with openers A Ziedens 55 and Mark Noye 37 setting up a solid batting display.
Chris Anderson 42 and some late hitting from Ken Murray 24, Aaron Place 33 and Jimmy Herridge with 14 off 3 balls saw Merton dominate on the quick Merton outfield.
Kilmore’s strong batting line up found themselves a little off guard on the bouncy hard wicket and a storm blowing down the hill in the form of Jarrod Cummins bowling his best spell to date with 4/27 and the rattle of a few helmets with his aggressive pace.
Ziedens and Anderson with two wickets and Mark Noye with 1/8 rounded out the Merton bowling attack.
A hard hitting B O’Donnall with 58 and captain B Butler 45 not out kept the visitors in the game, however, a growing run rate saw Kilmore play out the match to be 9/189 off 45 overs.