Murray Towns cricket, November 24, 2018: Discipline wins the day

Wanderers have steadied themselves in fourth spot on the Murray Towns cricket ladder after knocking off the more fancied Mypolonga at the Murray Bridge Showground on Saturday.

The home side batted first and meandered to 9/193 in its 50 overs.

Todd Blucher (45) and Michael Stapleton (46) both fell just short of half-tons, but were able to get the score to 119 before the loss of the third wicket.

Brady Wrigley went to work after that and finished with 5/38 off his 10 overs to restrict the Woo Hoos' total.

But Wanderers' disciplined bowling unit had the last laugh – Mypo were all out for 100 in the 35th over.

Jalen Kowalick did the damage, dismissing each of the top three batsmen on his way to figures of 5/30.

But the whole unit kept the pressure on, bowling nine maidens among those 34.5 overs.

Sam Robinson was particularly miserly, conceding just 2/16 off his 9.5.

Sam Elliott top-scored for the Tigers with 28.

Mannum v Imperials

At Mannum Oval, the table-toppers took care of Imperials, dismissing them for 113 and chasing down the target for the loss of just two wickets.

To their credit, Imps ground it out, sticking around for 47 overs.

Andrew Fidge made 58 before being bowled by Caden Evans, who led Mannum's wicket-takers with 3/27 and ranks among the competition leaders at this stage of the season.

Things started well for the visitors in the second innings when Matthew Thompson was out for a duck, but it was downhill from there.

Joshua Boylan continued his good form with an unbeaten 55 as Mannum passed the target in the 27th over.

Jaimey Moore took 1/36 for Imps, including four maidens.

Monarto v Tailem Bend

Tailem Bend had another challenging Saturday at Homburg Oval after losing the toss and being sent in.

James McInally made 22 and Harvey Merritt 23, but the visiting side could not quite bat out the overs and was all out for 112.

Michael Elliott took 3/15 and Ty Pfeiffer 3/16 for Monarto.

Jacob Rance led the way for the Black Caps in their innings, scoring 62 and remaining at the crease until the target was passed with three wickets down.

James McInally returned the best bowling figures of 1/15 for Tailem despite having bowled only one over with two wides in it.

The Eagles remain at the foot of the ladder on percentage.