Vi­o­let Town mem­bers fin­ish sea­son on a high

Euroa Gazette - - SPORTS -

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

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