Bowlers powerless to stop Van Zyl
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.