Violet Town members finish season on a high
CRICKET season 2017/18 kicked off on Saturday with the B grade side taking to the field for the first time since their narrow loss to Central Park/ St Brendan’s in last year’s grand final.
The side had a couple of late withdrawals, meaning Declan Redfern joined Marcus Hill in making their debut for the Magpies first eleven.
Euroa were made to travel to Undera round one of the oneday games, to face one of last season’s best performing sides.
After winning the toss, Euroa would bat first on what looked (and what would prove) a very flat wicket and lightning fast outfield.
Undera proved to be a batsman’s paradise.
After opener Mitch Gleeson’s middle stump was cartwheeled in the second over of the game, the bowlers went on to be starved of success.
2016/17 standout Linton Colclough carried on where he left off, combining with returning gun Daniel Edwards for a 60-run partnership.
After Edwards was excellently caught in the deep for a well-constructed 25, Colclough was joined by experienced campaigner and Ruffy cricket legend Marcus Hill.
The duo brought the score past 100, before Linton (38) was bowled by a ball that kept low.
Hill went shortly after, nicking a full toss to slip for 17.
At 4-114 Ashley Ellis joined Lucas Paul in the middle.
Ellis (40) and Paul (26) upped the tempo, crashing the Undera