Stars of ’89 back in the zone

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reached 1-68 fol­low­ing his de­ci­sion to bat first af­ter win­ning the toss.

At 5-172 the cap­tain re­turned to the crease and Shep­par­ton News sports re­porter of the time Keith Es­son said he ‘‘showed a ton of grit and ap­pli­ca­tion (and) gave away his nat­u­ral free-flow­ing game re­al­is­ing his side was in dan­ger of throw­ing away the bril­liant start’’.

McMaster-Smith even­tu­ally de­parted for a top score of 76 in Goul­burn Murray’s 8-325, which proved far too much for Cen­tral High­lands to chase down, es­pe­cially af­ter Xavier Trevaskis (4-52) ripped through the op­po­si­tion’s mid­dle or­der. GMC 1989 Kleenex Cup squad Matthew McMaster-Smith (cap­tain), Rob D’Orio, Paul Stokes, Mark Ryan, Shane David­son, Shane Merkel, Travis Canobie, Ray Matthews, Rod Taylor, Gary McKen­zie, Gareth Newman, Xavier Trevaskis and Gra­ham Turner (team man­ager).

Back, from left, Gareth Newman, Matthew McMaster-Smith (cap­tain), Rob D’Orio, Gary McKen­zie, Shane David­son, Rod Taylor, Xavier Trevaskis, Gra­ham Turner (team man­ager), Paul Stokes (front left), Shane Merkel and Travis Canobie. Mark Ryan ab­sent.

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