Dookie holds but Euroa aims for win
ON Saturday, January 7, the Euroa Cricket Club E grade team recommenced the new year games with a match against Dookie at the Friendlies Ground in Euroa.
This was the first of a two game match so when Euroa won the toss, they opted to bat as the day was shaping up to be a scorcher.
The team welcomed Rowan Craven and Nick Brodie who were having their first game of the season with E grade.
There were a number of noteworthy performances from Nick Brodie, 87, Mitchell Grant, 46*, Jarrad Millar, 27 and Lachlan Hill, 19.
In addition some of the partnerships really worked, with Byron Craven and Nick Brodie adding 58 to the total together and Mitchell Grant and Lachlan Hill making 45.
With the score at 8/223 (off 64 overs), E grade declared in the hope of taking some Dookie wickets before close of play.
Not all went as planned with eventually Dookie at 1/37 after 10 overs.
E grade are now focusing on returning to the Friendlies next Saturday, to make this a winner.
SOLID CONTRIBUTION: Nick Brodie performed very well on Saturday, adding 87 to the Euroa E grade total.
TESTING TIME AT THE CREASE: Mitchell Grant is kept on his toes against Dookie but eventually contributed a commendable 46*.