In the top of the table clash, Yarrawonga Mulwala has been beaten by City Colts at Barr Reserve in Wangaratta. Losing the toss, the Lakers fielded first and with a fast outfield the Colts made the Lakers pay for anything loose.
An opening stand by Colts of 57 had the Lakers behind the eight ball with 11 wides not helping the cause. The first wicket came from Ben Welsh, who was cat like with a direct hit run out.
However City Colts English import came to the crease and hit the Lakers bowlers to most parts of the ground, with his reverse sweeping contributing nine boundaries in a 77 run partnership. YMCC Lakers best bowler Corey McIntosh struck to break the partnership with the score on 144. The Lakers were able to double up with a Will Sharp direct hit run out seeing Colts at 3/144.
Another partnership of 37, allowed Colts to take the ascendancy before Will Sharp struck removing Jones for 78. Spinner Brock McCabe bowled well to remove Adams who was stumped superbly by Reid Clarke. The compulsory close came after a run out from Zach Moore saw the Colts finish on 6/94.
The Lakers best bowlers were McCabe with 1/22 off 6, Corey McIntosh 1/25 of 8 and Will Sharp 1/37 off 7 overs.
The Yarrawonga Mulwala side needed a good start but the openers were back in the pavilion with the score at 8 and 15. Consecutive partnerships of 22 and 27 saw the Lakers at 4/64. Corey McIntosh weathered the Colts bowling to make 27 before being dismissed and the score was 5/78. Just three runs later the Lakers lost Clarke and McCabe to stumble to 7/81. Will Sharp was run out in a mix up which brought Angus McMillan to the crease joined by John Ferguson who partnered for 9 runs and then Brady Bartlett joined McMillan to score 29 runs combined before McMillan was dismissed for a team high 35 runs. Bartlett was 17 not out.
A 53 run loss to City Colts should serve as motivation going forward; with positions in the team at a premium. A home clash against Delatite this Saturday at Stan Hargreaves Oval is the chance to atone for previous performances.