Bowlers off­set sloppy field­ing

Kyabram Free Press - - SPORT -

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.

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