Roos on a winning streak
Corowa travelled to picturesque Kiewa on Saturday to take on last year’s runners up.
After losing the toss on the rock-hard pitch, Ross got an early breakthrough before Kiewa consolidated.
The lightning quick outfield was playing havoc with the run rate before a flurry of wickets at 50 saw the Roos on top again.
Ozolins then mounted a rear guard action before Nathan Rhodes entered the attack.
Rhodes proceeded to dismantle Kiewa in taking 5/28 from his 8 overs as the opposition reached 171 from their allotted 40 overs.
Luke Backhouse and Kaelan Bradtke also bowled very well.
A revamped opening combination of Mathew Ross and Declan Stewart took aim as the match quickly swung in the Roos’ favour.
They added 76 in quick time before Dec was out for 24, of which none were run (6 fours).
Ross and captain Athanitis picked up from there before Rossy was out with a well-made 51, which included 10 fours.
Nice contributions from Rhodes (39) again and Jared Lane (21) took the Roos to the target in quick time, with 13 overs to spare.
The win leaves the Roos in fifth place with a 3-2 record as they take on the in-form Dederang at Ball Park on Saturday.
B Grade continued its unbeaten start to the season with a huge 206 run victory over Kiewa at Ball Park.
With a few players unavailable, Brendan Eyers joined sons Ryan and Jordan to help out the club. Winning the toss and batting the team was on fire from the start as the batters amassed 6 for 256 off their 40 overs.
Jacob Bartlett top scored with a well-made 52, and he was well supported by Jason Raggett with 46. While Lochie Conboy continued his great start to the season with 44, and Captain Scott Wilson 33* and Jordan Eyers 26 also chimed in with runs in the big total.
In reply, Kiewa got to 17 before Josh Tidd got the first wicket.
But after that some great bowling by Jacob Bartlett (2/16), Gabby Sutcliffe (1/4) and Tom Miegel (1/8) reduced Kiewa to 5 for 36.
Father and son combination of Brendan and Jordan Eyers then destroyed the lower order as they bowled Kiewa out for 50 with Jordan taking 3 for 3 and Brendan 1 for 2.
This Saturday sees the side take on Dederang at Dederang.
The C Grade boys travelled to Albury this week to take on East Albury.
After winning the toss and electing to bat Billy Raggett and McDonell wasted no time getting off to a flying start with McDonell belting five boundaries, including three 6’s before leaving the crease on a quick fire 28.
Liam Carter joined Raggett and kept the runs flowing as Billy looked like he hadn’t missed a game considering it was his first game this season smashing eight boundaries to just fall short of 50 going out on 47.
It was then Darcy Melksham and Liam Carter who kept the impressive batting display up before Melksham wanted to join the party, smashing a blistering 26 hitting five 4’s and one 6.
Enter Rick Carter, joining youngest son Liam who went on to put up a massive father son 146 run partnership.
The most baffling stat of the day was that the veteran Carter, as the aggressor, went on to belt 11 boundaries, including 3 sixes, tying with his career total of sixes in his in one game to finish on 86*.
Liam finished on 68* batting superbly and never looked like going out to take the total to an impressive 3/252 after the 35 overs innings to bounce back from not one of the best batting displays last week.
The boys started just as well with the ball as they did with bat with tight opening spells from McDonell (2/21) from seven overs and Melksham only going for 12 after four overs.
Deaken Clancy continued his hot form with the ball again ripping through the middle order to finish with 3/21 including two maidens from five overs.
Mark Wallis once again continued his tight bowling not giving the opposition anything after his seven over spell only to go for eight runs with three maidens.
East Albury was unable to do much after that with a combination of good fielding and great bowling finishing on 6/126 after 35 overs.
Back to Morris Park next week to take on North Albury Green.
In the Under 16s Corowa Blue will be chasing 136 for victory after they restricted Wodonga Raiders to 9 for 135 off 40 overs at Ball Park Oval.
Bailey Pirnag was the main wicket taker taking 3 for 13 off his four overs, while Darcy Melksham chimed in with 2 for 15 off his six overs.
In the other Under 16s game, Corowa White has already lost on first innings to New City.
Batting first White struggled with only Ryan Eyers (27) and Luke Heagney (16) making it to double figures as White was bowled out for 72.
In reply, New City reach 0 for 94 by the end of play.
The club would like to acknowledge sponsors for the season 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, Bartletts Corowa Gas, Kilara Group Corowa and Woolworths Corowa, as well as the support of the Federation Council.