Rochester continuing to learn on winning run

By Brayden May

WITH every win, Rochester's cricketers are learning a different lesson.

On Saturday against Cooma, Rochester's bowlers produced a dominant display to dismiss the home side for just 117 from 58.5 overs to keep touch with Goulburn Murray Cricket's top four.

Angus Martin and Dylan Cuttriss both starred with the ball taking three wickets apiece as Myles Wade and Sean Williams took two of their own.

“I was thrilled with the way we were able to bowl as a unit,” captain Williams said.

“Cooma are a top side and to win in that manner shows just how far our group has come since the start of the season.

“It's important we win in these tough situations because you learn more from the close games.”

Rochester were able to set up their win in the middle of Cooma's innings, after they took five wickets for just 29 runs to leave the home side reeling at 6-82.

“The middle part of the day is usually the toughest time to bowl but I thought it was our best period,” Williams said.

“It's a standard we want to maintain in the coming weeks.”

Spencer Cleary made the most of Rochy's second innings in which they faced an extra 21.3 overs, scoring just two runs shy of a half-century.

He will now be looking to maintain that form when his side faces off against fourth placed Moama this weekend.

“It's going to be another really good test,” Williams said.

“We took it up to them earlier in the year so there is no reason we can't turn the result around over the next couple of weeks.”

Saturday will mark the start of a busy weekend for Rochester's cricketers who will also play in GMC's T20 finals series on Sunday.

They'll do battle with Bamawm Lockington United from 10am at Moon Oval, as they aim to earn a place in the final at 1pm against either Moama or Leitchville-Gunbower.