Nagam­bie needs 147 to win

Euroa Gazette - - SPORTS -

EUROA CRICKET CLUB - A GRADE

first week.

For the sec­ond week in a row, Sean won the toss and elected to bat on a bat­tingfriendly wicket and open­ers Ben Har­ri­son and De­clan Red­fern cap­i­talised early putting to­gether a 58 run part­ner­ship in very quick suc­ces­sion be­fore Ben Har­ri­son fell for 14.

Red­fern and Heme­ter then put on a 24 run part­ner­ship be­fore Red­fern was bowled for 60 runs with the score at 3/83.

Nagam­bie’s bowl­ing unit started to get on top with a very good line and length that had Euroa’s bats­men un­der con­stant pres­sure and sig­nif­i­cantly low­ered the run rate.

Heme­ter shared the crease with another three bats­men who of­fered very lit­tle resistance with the score be­ing only 6/112 be­fore Heme­ter was caught out for 24.

With Euroa were star­ing down the bar­rel of a sec­ond sub­stan­tial bat­ting col­lapse in as many matches.

An ex­pe­ri­enced head, in Lu­cas Paul, sal­vaged the in­nings, adding an un­beaten 36 and putting on 40 runs with the tail that got Euroa’s to­tal to 162, all out, af­ter 72 overs.

Kyle Win­ter-Irv­ing and Har­ley Tay­lor-Lloyd were the pick of Nagam­bie’s bowlers with 6/46 and 2/23 re­spec­tively.

Euroa’s bowlers got the op­por­tu­nity to bowl at Nagam­bie for five overs at the end of the day in what would be a very tricky pe­riod for Nagam­bie to face out.

How­ever, the Nagam­bie open­ers re­mained res­o­lute and faced out the overs with only sev­eral chances for Euroa to snare a late wicket.

Nagam­bie fin­ished the day 0/15 and the game is well poised to have a good end next week with Nagam­bie need­ing 147 runs to win.

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