All tied up in season opener

SOLID EFFORT: Penola’s Dave Somerfield looks to advance the score on his way to 28 runs in the opening round of Barber Shield cricket on Saturday. Pictures: JAMES MURPHY

STRONG batting performances at the top of the order for both Penola and East Gambier resulted in a tied game in the opening round of Barber Shield cricket on Saturday.

The limited-overs fixture provided plenty of entertainment along the way, as each side pushed the 200-run mark at MacDonald Park on the hard wicket.

Penola posted a healthy 195 in its turn at the batting crease, but not to be outdone East followed suit, to take the game down to the wire.

Penola won the toss and elected

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