Bowlers pow­er­less to stop Van Zyl

The Cobram Courier - - SPORT - By Lau­ren Bordin

Wian Van Zyl pro­duced the in­nings of his ca­reer for Co­bram, belt­ing his way to an un­beaten 274 in a mem­o­rable knock for all present at Tocumwal Re­cre­ation Re­serve.

Van Zyl smashed a mam­moth 25 fours and 15 sixes, cul­mi­nat­ing in 190 runs com­ing from bound­aries.

He left the Tocumwal bowlers pow­er­less to his mas­ter­class with run rates high across ev­ery player who rolled their arm over.

Van Zyl’s near su­per hu­man ef­fort spear­headed a to­tal of 4-399 from 45 overs in Satur­day’s Mur­ray Val­ley Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion game.

Un­sur­pris­ingly the Bloods went for an at­tack­ing ap­proach at ev­ery ball to try and see what they could achieve.

But they were quickly sent pack­ing for a lowly 74, with the team to­tal 200 runs short of Van Zyl’s in­di­vid­ual in­nings.

● Kata­matite con­tin­ued its win­ning form, but had a game on its hands against Nathalia.

An im­pres­sive bowl­ing ef­fort from Tiger Jor­dan Dickie made him largely re­spon­si­ble for dis­miss­ing the Pur­ples for 120 at the end of 35 overs.

Dickie’s nine overs yielded 5-22 and, in by far his best bowl­ing ef­fort for the sea­son, he cut a swathe through Nathalia’s best bats­men.

Clay Stevens and Har­ri­son Hawks spent the most time at the crease for the Pur­ples for a 34-run part­ner­ship, with Dickie re­spon­si­ble for clean­ing up both of them.

The pur­suit of 124 was not easy and Nathalia never looked out of the run­ning, hav­ing the Tigers at 4-57.

Adam Jor­gensen, Scott Mor­ris and Luke Quinn each took two wick­ets, with Quinn’s line and length su­perb as he reg­is­tered four maid­ens from his nine overs.

But a solid knock of 33 from Tom Pendle­bury had the mid­dle or­der bats­men steady the in­nings and al­lowed Kata­matite to sur­pass its op­po­si­tion in 39 overs.

De­niliquin cruised past Co­bram-Yar­roweyah, need­ing just 15 overs to reach the 76 set for vic­tory.

Rhi­nos Brad Todd (3-10) and Dy­lan Rother­ham (3-26) did the dam­age with the ball, while team­mates Dean Edge (32 not out) and Ash­ley Ger­mano (2-33) fin­ished off the job with the bat.

Sa­lute: South African im­port Wian Van Zyl raises the bat to bring up 250 runs.

Out of the park: Wian Van Zyl crunches a shot through the off­side dur­ing his mam­moth score of 274 not out.

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