Irymple falls short

IRYMPLE fell an agonising three runs short of victory at Chaffey Park on Saturday after being set a modest target by Merbein South.

Irymple top-scorer Matt Button faces the attack of Merbein South’s Stuart Watson at Chaffey Park on Saturday. Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Irymple top-scorer Matt Button faces the attack of Merbein South’s Stuart Watson at Chaffey Park on Saturday. Picture: Carmel Zaccone

A half-century from Luke Coates the previous weekend helped the hosts to a defensible 181, which proved just enough after opening bowlers Coates and Joe Peck tore through the Irymple tail.

The visitors made a strong start, reaching 50 without loss and bringing up triple figures with only two wickets down.

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