Ah McCann, you’ve done it again
MOAMA all-rounder Layton McCann has lit up Goulburn Murray Cricket’s A grade in his first three games back in the competition.
A fortnight on from an unbeaten 132 against Tongala, McCann was at it again in the weekend’s clash with Cooma, finishing with a huge 124 not out to help his side to a third straight win.
Dismissed just once in three games, he is now averaging an unbelievable 260.
Joel Murphy offered brilliant support in the round three game, making 90 himself as the pair put on a staggering 195 runs for the second wicket.
Moama posted a huge total of 3/257 off its 45 overs, a target Cooma never looked like chasing down as they crumbled for a paltry 111.
Darcy Elliott continued to take early wickets with 2/17, opening bowling partner Anthony McMahon also grabbing an early scalp to put Cooma on the back foot.
But it was McCann, and his brother Alistair, who stepped up. The pair took the last six wickets of the game — Layton finishing with magical figures of 4/14.
McCann was pleased with his form, but more so the strong team batting right down the order through the first three games.
‘‘It’s been good. The team’s going really well and playing some good cricket,’’ he said.
‘‘It’s going all right. I’ve had a bit of luck early in those innings but I’m seeing them pretty well.
‘‘Joel (Murphy) coming back has been really good, Paul (Henry) the new captain and the McGregor brothers, it’s looking pretty good.’’
The McCann brothers are from Moama and have played with Central Park/St Brendan’s in the Haisman Shield in recent years. Layton hasn’t played with Moama for five seasons.
Excited by the side’s bowling, McCann said the early form meant little in the long term if it couldn’t be replicated against the top sides.
‘‘It’s been good with Darcy (Elliott) and Anthony McMahon starting us off. There’s a lot of depth with our batting and bowling,’’ he said.
‘‘Hopefully (we can make a finals run), but we’ll be tested when we face Fire Brigade and United. After that we’ll really see where we’re at.’’
A CLASS APART: Layton McCann smashed a century for Moama against Cooma. Photo:
WORLD BEATERS: Seth Blade, Hugh Boyd (St Kilda), Jayda Golding, Mitchell Wickham and Mason Golding are all smiles.