B Grade Roos remain undefeated
Reigning premier Mount Beauty visited Ball Park to take on the A Grade Roos in sunny conditions on Saturday.
Winning the toss and batting, things didn’t start very well for Corowa with the loss of Raggett for 0. Rhodes and Linklater consolidated until a flurry of wickets set the home team on its heels.
With Linklater, Lane and Rhodes going in quick succession the Roos were scrambling at 4-49.
In his first game for Corowa, Declan Stewart was batting very well until stumped from a wide delivery and another flurry of wickets left the Roos at 7-79 and staring down a barrel.
Mark Athanitis and Jordan Eyers then allowed the team to reach a vaguely competitive 135 from our 40 overs.
A wicket with the very first ball and again at 13 left Corowa in the hunt.
Mount Beauty coach Ranaweera then proceeded to show why he has been one of the best players in the league by slamming a magnificent 86 not out to be the difference in the game.
Six 6s and 4 boundaries punctuated a great knock as they proceeded to pass the Corowa total with the loss of only five wickets.
Next week’s trip to Kiewa looms as a danger game so let’s hope Corowa’s A Grade can get back on the winning list.
B Grade has made it four wins in a row with a 37-run victory over the previously undefeated Mount Beauty at Mount Beauty.
Winning the toss and batting, the Roos made a steady start against some tight bowling, but lost Kade Wilson (6), Jacob Bartlett (6) and Greg Burgess (6) by the 16th over to be 3 for 44.
Lochie Conboy was continuing his good form with a well-made 23 but when he went in the 22nd over the Roos were 4 for 56.
Will Seymour (15) and Tom Miegel started to lift the run rate but when Seymour then Luke Backhouse (2) went, the Roos looked in trouble at 6 for 84 in the 28th over.
Enter Captain Scott Wilson and along with Miegel these two batted superbly adding 60 runs in 9 overs to set up a defendable total.
Miegel went for 33, while Gabby Sutcliffe got her first bat for the season and with Wilson making a game changing 43, the Roos were able to end their 40 overs at 9 for 165.
In reply, Mount Beauty started well as they added 58 for the first wicket before Kade Wilson got that wicket in the 16th over as Mount Beauty went to the drinks break at 1 for 70 after 20 overs.
The game changed after the drinks break with Gabby Sutcliffe rewarded for her spell of tight bowling with a wicket.
Then Luke Backhouse really turned the screws with three wickets in five balls to reduce Mount Beauty to 5 for 74.
Lochie Conboy’s good game continued as he picked up the next three wickets to have Mount Beauty 8 for 109 by the 32nd over.
Greg Burgess then chimed in with his first wicket as Mount Beauty fell to 9 for 109.
But the Roos couldn’t get the last wicket as Mount Beauty batted out their 40 overs to finish the day at 9 for 128.
Backhouse finished with 3 for 19 off his 6 overs (even after going for two big sixes in two balls), while Conboy collected 3 for 21 off his 6 overs.
Sutcliffe bowled tightly for 1 for 14 off 7 overs with Burgess taking 1 for 23 off his 8 overs.
This Saturday sees the side take on Kiewa at Ball Park.
On a perfect day for cricket at Morris Park, C Grade, with a very young side, got off to a great start after winning the toss and electing to bowl against Belvoir Gold.
‘Mr Consistent’ Danny Osborne and Deaken Clancy got the boys off to a great start with tight bowling to have the opposition on the back foot.
Danny ended up with 1/17 including 4 maidens from 8 overs while Clancy collected two wickets of his own.
Mark Wallis continued to show his valuable asset of the infamous left arm darts to finish off with 1/15 from 8, also including 2 maidens.
The highlight of the day was the run out from young gun Will Chandler, hurling in an absolute rocket arm from near the boundary for a direct hit run out.
Belvoir put the foot down after drinks to finish with a total of 9/148 from 35 overs.
Osborne and young Angas McFarland come up against some quality bowling with Osborne making a quick fire 15 before leaving the crease.
McFarland was batting brilliantly until he was unluckily run out finishing up on 12.
After losing a valuable wicket in Melksham, Chandler then joined Bailey Minogue for their first game of C Grade.
After copping a lot of flak and sledging from the senior opposition, Chandler showed excellent leadership and maturity that belied his young age. A bright future awaits the up and coming young gun whether it be football or cricket.
Chandler finished with 22 and Minogue 15 for his first game of the season.
The boys couldn’t get it done in the end as Belvoir bowled a very tight spell after drinks, restricting the boys to being all out on 105.
Once again, a big thank you to all the juniors who consistently put their hand up to help fill positions in all senior grades.
Playing two games in one day can be tough, but shows the character of these kids with
great commitment towards the club which the entire club is grateful for.
Back to Albury next week to take on East Albury.
In the Under 16s, Corowa Blue had a tight 12-run victory over New City in a one-day game at Urana Road Oval.
Batting first, Blue got off to a great start with Jordan Eyers making 35 and with fellow opener Luke Backhouse making 41; the Roos were able to make 4 for 124 off their 24 overs.
In reply, New City’s captain put in a great innings to get them to 2 for 80 but with Jacob Beveridge bowling well with 3 for 12.
Blue were able to bowl out New City for 112.
In the other Under 16s game, Corowa White went down by 64 runs to Wodonga Prouds.
Bowling first, White’s struggled to contain Wodonga’s batsmen as they amassed 3 for 133 off their 20 overs with Blaye Smith taking 1 for 15.
In reply, White was bowled out for 69 with Luke Heagney batting superbly making 31.
The club would like to acknowledge the sponsors for this season that are helping with the move to the new competition; Corowa RSL Club, David Lane Builder, Corowa Home Improvements, John Rhodes Bricklaying, Sportspower Corowa, Davidson White, Potts and Schnelle, Meat on the Murray, Corowa Bakery, Pharmasave, Lawson Grains, BWS, Corowa Tree Care, GenTech Seeds, Kilara Group Corowa and Woolworths Corowa, as well as the support of the Federation Council.
In his first game for Corowa, Declan Stewart was batting very well until stumped from a wide delivery. Declan was out for 13. Photo: Simon Ginns
Roos batsman Kaelan Bradtke was in fine form. Photo: Simon Ginns
Roos bowler Mark Athanitis delivers a powerful ball. Photo: Simon Ginns