Nagambie needs 147 to win
EUROA CRICKET CLUB - A GRADE
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.