GOOD CHERRY: Cricket in Roma.
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Leps go three from three after defeating Injune

CRICKET: The Roma Leprechauns continued their stunning start to the cricket season with a tight 39-run victory over Injune on Saturday.

Having won the toss and elected to bat, the Leprechauns struggled early, losing four wickets for only 40 runs in perfect conditions conducive to high scoring.

A middle order partnership between Hayden Doyle and Andrew Quabba looked to steady the ship.

Together, they scored 60 runs as the home side turned their fortunes around.

Quabba finished his innings just shy of a half century, which would have been just reward for his efforts, however it just wasn't to be.

The Leprechauns tail-enders contributed chipping in a handy 10 or 15 runs while Tim Cahill at number eight posted an impessive score of 45 runs off only 23 balls, hitting a number of boundaries in the final few overs.

This dramatically affected the scoreboard which helped the Leprechauns reach a total of 206 runs after the completion of their allocated overs.

Injune looked to score quickly to have any chance of challenging the Leprechaun's score, and this is exactly what they did by combining to reach a score of 0/40 in the early stages of the innings.

Ryan Allen and J Wilson both combined hitting a number of important boundaries to get Injune off to the perfect start.

In the end, Injune succumbed to the might of the Leprechauns bowling prowess, being bowled out for 167 runs.

Adam Shorten and Tim Cahill both took two valuable wickets and limited the scoring for the opposition.

The result means that the Leprechauns have now won three out of three games and sit equal first with Souths at the top of the table. Both teams will face each other next week for top position.

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