FORTRESS IS ON THEMOON

Rochester’s Spencer Cleary gets the ball away for his side against Echuca South dur­ing Goul­burn Mur­ray Cricket ac­tion on Satur­day.

Campaspe News - - SPORT - By FRASER WALKER-PEARCE — Con­tin­ued page 11

MOON OVAL is be­com­ing a fortress for the Rochester Cricket Club at the busi­ness end of the sea­son.

Satur­day’s de­mo­li­tion of Echuca South — win­ning by 133 runs — was one of the club’s best re­sults of the sea­son so far and leaves Rochy sit­ting third on the Goul­burn Mur­ray Cricket lad­der.

Vib Ya­dav was the star for the home side with bat and ball. Firstly he scored 52 with the wil­low at num­ber four and was Rochy’s top-scorer as he helped his side to a huge 7/193 off 37 overs.

Cap­tain Tim Bubb got his side un­der way strongly with a 43, be­fore Sean Wil­liams (34) helped to keep the score tick­ing over.

Ya­dav then went on to dis­man­tle the South at­tack, record­ing 2/12 off six overs.

We have a cou­ple of tough ones com­ing up as we play both Ton­gala and Kyabram Fire Brigade in the run home. It’s all about build­ing there.’ mo­men­tum

He was as­sisted by strong per­form­ers with the ball in Myles Wade (4/11) and Dy­lan Cut­triss (3/12). Liam Rin­gin picked up the other wicket as South was bowled all out for just 60 runs.

Rochester skip­per Tim Bubb said although South is a team they should be beat­ing, he was pleased with the mind­set of his play­ers through­out.

‘‘Fi­nals aren’t too far away and we need to be do­ing the things we want to, like that,’’ Bubb said.

‘‘We achieved most of the things we wanted to with the bat and then put pres­sure on with the ball too.

‘‘Vib plays a re­ally high stan­dard of cricket. He’s a re­ally good all-rounder and we’re hop­ing on the run home he can put in a few big per­for­mances.

Pho­tos: Bruce Povey.

An­gus Mar­tin con­grat­u­lates Vib Ya­dav on mak­ing a half cen­tury for Rochy against Echuca South on Satur­day.

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