GULLY DOWNED BY VALLEY
By Steve Brown
VCCL Country Week
The Ferntree Gully & District Cricket Association performed brilliantly during the VCCL
Country Week carnival held in Melbourne. Playing off in Division 2, the Gully secured wins
against South West CA, Shepparton CA, Sunraysia CA and Yarra Valley CA before taking on
the mighty Murray Valley in the final on Friday at Williamstown.
Murray Valley batting first posted 9/237 from 50 overs and in reply the Gully were in trouble
early at 3/18 only to go down by just nine runs in the end. Knoxfield’s Jack Taylor top
scored in the final with 89 whilst Upper Fern Tree Gully spearhead Todd Burley was the
standout bowler for the week. Another highlight was Tom Boxell’s century on Thursday
against Yarra Valley.
Murray Valley will be promoted to Provincial with Bendigo CA relegated to division 2 next