Tatura de­feats Waaia in an em­phatic win

The Tatura Guardian - - Sport - Lau­ren Bordin Con­tin­ued Page 14

Waaia was pre­pared for a big score to come from Tatura and the Bombers could not meet the 198 runs set for vic­tory.

Tatura opener Michael Archer’s dis­missal for a golden duck was an aber­ra­tion in a suc­cess­ful bat­ting in­nings by Tim Kelly’s men.

The ef­fort was head­lined by the cap­tain him­self who joined with Caiden Pratt and then Mat Corn­wall on his way to a knock of 69, com­pris­ing nine bound­aries.

He was well sup­ported by his team mates, with Corn­wall rais­ing the bat for an un­beaten 50 as he took the side to 6-197, while Pratt was solid for his 24.

‘‘Bat­ting part­ner­ships have been a ma­jor fo­cus and get­ting part­ner­ships of over 10 and go­ing on with it and we had a few of those,’’ cap­tain Kelly said.

‘‘Corny an­chored the sec­ond half of the in­nings and Joey (Kelly) came in and made 20 and Jess (Peth­er­ick) made 15.’’

Kelly said he was rapt to have his younger brother back play­ing along­side him.

‘‘It was pretty awe­some, I’ve been try­ing for a long time to get him to play with me and he hasn’t played for a few years — it was spe­cial,’’ he said.

Waaia’s Robert Brad­bury fin­ished with fig­ures of 2-22, in­clud­ing the prized wick­ets of Tim Kelly and Pratt, with team mate Jesse Trower wip­ing out three bats­men of his own.

But Kelly was con­fi­dent his side would go on to win.

‘‘We were pretty happy with the score be­cause their bowlers were bowl­ing re­ally well at the start and they’re a re­ally good team, so we were happy to get to 200 and it was about par,’’ he said.

Lead­ing the way: Tatura cap­tain Tim Kelly had an­other huge day, whack­ing 69 runs as his side knocked off Waaia.

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