Rowledge earned a second successive win in Division One of the Southern Premier Cricket League with a 39-run victory at Calmore Sports on Saturday.

Rowledge fell to 57 for five early on, but Ollie Ryman dug in and fought his way through a tricky spell. Ryman was joined at the crease by overseas player Justin Felsch. The pair slowly turned the game around as conditions eased slightly, and started to take control of the bowling with determination and aggression. When Felsch (33) was out after a 57-run partnership there was still work to do with Rowledge on 114 for six.

Ryman took on the responsibility and took the Calmore bowling attack apart. Showing maturity beyond his years the teenager dominated the bowling and picked up the pace. Ryman hit four fours and six sixes in an invaluable knock of 97 not out as the visitors finished on 182 for nine. Calmore bowlers Josh Metcalfe (three for 16) and Liam Carty (four for 21) were the pick of the home attack.

Rowledge got off to the perfect start in the field when accurate medium pacer Richard Forbes dismissed opener Will Brewster leg before wicket third ball. Calmore were reduced to 37 for four when Ben Johns fell to the pace of Will Ryman caught behind. A 36-run partnership between Max Bailey (21) and Brad Jewer (17) gave the hosts hope, but the spin of Ollie Baker (three for 41) and Felsch (three for 29) finished the home team off for 143.