Bowlers offset sloppy fielding
FIRE Brigade Junior Cricket. Under 16s THE boys played Echuca at the northern oval on Friday night. Echuca won the toss and batted.
The Echuca boys got off to a solid start and lost their first wicket at 16. The Fire Brigade fielding was sloppy at times, dropping catches and giving extra runs away in the field.
A brilliant catch by Liam Dillon at short cover off Ryan Thomson had Echuca two for 38. Some tight bowling by all the bowlers had wickets falling at regular intervals, restricting Echuca after 40 overs to 8/96.
Ryan Thomson finished with two for 13 off six overs. Under 14s THURSDAY night saw Echuca South come across to play Fire Brigade. Fire Brigade won the toss and had no hesitation in batting first.
They might have been wondering if that was a good decision after losing two early wickets to be 2/15. Miller Griffiths and Charlie Barnett then went about rescuing the innings before Griffiths retired.
Kaleb Williams came in and continued on from Griffiths, playing some lovely shots. Barnett then retired, which sparked a mini collapse before drinks.
After drinks, Kaleb retired. His brother Riley then came in and played his best innings of the year before being dismissed for 28.
Will Worsfold batting at number 10 was playing the spinners well and just fell short of retiring, going out for 29. Griffiths then returned to the crease with Barnett.
51.3.9 Looking for quick runs with only a couple of overs remaining, Griffiths fell for his maiden halfcentury —
Kaleb then returned and was not out 38. Barnett played a great knock and made 34 as Fire Brigade made 250. Under 12s FIRE Brigade White played Moama White in a tight, low-scoring game on Wednesday night. Fire Brigade batted first, losing a couple of early wickets before Zayden Wills and Bailey White put on a partnership.
Both boys scored 12 as Fire Brigade went on to score 48 off their 20 overs. Moama then batted, and snuck home, finishing with 54.
Fire Brigade Red played against Stanhope, with Stanhope batting first.
Ruben Atkins started his spell with two wickets off his first two balls, finishing with 2/2. Hugh Freeman also got two wickets and had figures of 2/8. Stanhope reached 71 after 20 overs.
All the Fire Brigade batsmen got a start and after their 20 overs were 1/115.