Mildura East veteran Tom Vadlja took 6/22 from 15 overs as he outed Nichols Point for a mere 34 runs in First Division Cricket on Saturday.

It gave East an outright victory and improves its standing in the race to the finals after two more rounds of play this season.

Nichols Point went from 3/30 to all out for 34 in one of the worst collapses in the club’s history.

Mildura Settlers captain coach Tarque Williamson showed strong batting form with a 97 after the top order batted only moderately against Coomealla Wentworth.

He shared a great partnership with Richie Wyld, who was playing his 200th first division game and remained 68 not out at stumps.

The West pair of Lachlan Skinner and Ben Hallam resumed on Saturday and both reached half centuries before losing their wickets.

Their stand of 97 for the second wicket put their side well on the way to a win over Merbein

FIRST DIVISION TANKARD DENTAL SUNRAYSIA CRICKET ASSOCIATION February 17 2018

Mildura East  5/189 dec (R Hughes 75, B Millington 34, Shaun Mathews 33, Kasouk Aphale 2/53) defeated Nichols Point 112 (A Negi 32,  JE Mensforth 28,   Tom Vadlja 3/24,  Jason Finch 3/31,  Jake Albrecht 2/28) and 36  all out ( Tom Vadlja 6/22, Jayden Hunt 3/2)  outright.

Mildura Settlers 9/260(cc) (Tarque Williamson 97,  Richie Wyld 68 no, Jason Morrison 31,  Bevan Wade 3/53, Tim Smith 2/37, Justin Freeman 2/38, Kobe Smith 2/49) defeated Coomealla Wentworth 130 (Colby Wade 47 no, Jack Bourne 36, Mark Kerr 3/14, Luke Stanbrook 3/23) on first innings

Workers Gol Gol 125 (Aiden Calarco 47  Scott Steel 7/41 Daniel Coghlan 2/19) and 8/76(dec)  Jess McGinty 26,  Daniel Coghlan 4/29, Chase Stone 2/12)  defeated Irymple 85 (Daniel Coghlan 35, Nick Jenson 4/25, Matt Cameron 3/18) on first innings.

Mildura West194 (Lachlan  Skinner 51, Ben Hallam 50,  Callum Humphreys 26 no,  Nick  Dorman 4/35, Shane  Trinick 4/62)  defeated   Merbein South 120  (Ethan Gray 60,  Chris Williams 4/38, Brandon Dixon 2/8) and 7/71(cc) (Jack Rowett 25,  Chris Williams 4/25 Tom Hope 2/20) on the first innings.