Roos on a win­ning streak

The Free Press (Corowa) - - CLASSIES (03) -

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

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.

C Grade

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.

Un­der 16s

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.

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