Nathalia tears apart Waaia

Waaia v Nathalia Ba­rooga v Co­bramYar­roweyah United

The Cobram Courier - - NEWS -

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.

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