Nathalia tears apart Waaia
Waaia v Nathalia Barooga v CobramYarroweyah United
Waaia was torn apart by an impressive Nathalia outfit at the Waaia Recreation Reserve in round four of the Murray Valley Cricket Association premier division at the weekend.
The visitors made a strong start with openers Scott Morris and Liam Evans putting 89 on the board for the first wicket.
Evans belted nine boundaries on his way to an impressive 69 and was supported by Brodie Ross, who chimed in with 49 runs of his own (including five boundaries).
Luke Carter continued the impressive batting display. His 61 runs saw Nathalia surge to a massive 6/232 from its 45 allotted overs.
It was always going to be an uphill battle for Waaia, who needed 5.1 runs an over just to equal the visitors, whose bowling picked up where their batting left off.
Not happy with his 20 runs, Morris took the ball and tore through Waaia with figures of 3/7.
There were also dominant displays with the ball from Ashley Quinn and Brayden Summerville, who registered figures of 3/10 and 3/19 respectively.
The Waaia batting ordered faltered early, with openers Rory Knight and Sebastian Moore only managing six runs between them.
Mitchell Cleeland was best with the bat for the hosts with 16 runs.
In the end Waaia ran up the white flag after just 29 overs and 63 runs.
Barooga put on a masterclass against Cobram, taking just three batsmen to chase down CobramYarroweyah’s first innings total.
The hosts collapsed early, managing only six runs from their opening partnership.
Kieran Andrew and William Robertshaw attempted to steady the ship, making 25 and 19 respectively.
Jacob Jones added 20 but a middle-order collapse and a tail that failed to wag meant the visitors were bowled out for 119 from 34.2 overs.
Barooga’s Kale Wakins compounded his batsmen’s strong start, ripping through a faltering Cobram-Yarroweyah with figures of 3/18 from seven overs.
He was aided by strong bowling from William Power, who took 3/31, and Shane Healey with 2/18.
The hosts were confident heading into the run chase and they were boosted by an impressive 87 runs that included nine boundaries from opener Sam Leigh.
An unbeaten century from Riley Gow (including 15 boundaries) meant Barooga was cruising early on.
Healey added salt to the Cobram-Yarroweyah wounds with a dominant 41 to help his side to an impressive 1/264 from its 45 overs.
Katamatite v Cobram
It was a close affair at the Katamatite Recreation Reserve on the weekend with the hosts falling just 32 runs short of Cobram’s first innings total.
Cobram’s middle order put on a dominant batting display with James Daniel and Jonathan Fearn falling just shy of half-centuries to help their side to a 191 first innings total.
Katamatite’s Bradley Parnell made the most of the new ball, taking 3/32 from his 8.1 overs.
He was supported by Thomas Rutter with 3/17 and Andrew Erickson with 2/42.
Erickson picked up where he left off with the ball and combined with Matt Wright for an opening stand of 72.
They were aided by a loose Cobram attack that gifted the hosts 29 extras.
But impressive bowling from James Daniel, Tyron Baden and Jonathan Fearn put the pressure back on Katamatite.
A late flurry of 26 from Luke Barnard steadied the hosts but a tail end collapse meant Katamatite fell just short of its target with one wicket in hand.