Middle Stumpers too strong for Bushies
FOR the second week in a row, the under 12 cricketers had some hot conditions to put up with for their Saturday morning fixture at the Mansfield Recreation Reserve.
Batting first, the Bushrangers opened up with Issac Murray and Zac Tanner, however, this partnership was short lived with Max Scott clean bowling Tanner in his first over.
This brought Judd Stower to the crease and saw a period of consolidation, with some lusty hitting from Murray.
Finn Paterson was keeping it tight from one end and then Archie Storer was brought into the attack with immediate effect, taking two wickets for two runs from his two overs.
Nick Scales hit some handy runs combining well with Nathan Buchanan to keep the scoreboard ticking over and with some clean hitting from Luke Berriman and the returning Nick Scales the Bushies finished up with a total of 57 from their 20 overs.
Full marks to the Stumpers bowlers, who kept it tight all day, with Lachie Edwards bowling beautifully for two late wickets, including that of the dangerous Lachie Scales (catch of the day going to Max Lange), and Colby Croxford-Demasi also chipping in with one.
The Stumpers then opened their batting with Jake Berry and Finn Paterson, with the early wicket of Berry falling in Lachie Scales’ first over.
Max Scott then combined well with Paterson to put on 19 runs for the second wicket, with both retiring on 10 and 11 respectively.
Cruising towards the target the Stumpers then decided to make the game interesting with what can only be described as some suicide running between the wickets, with the next six wickets being run outs.
With some great batting from Max Lange and Nick Watson the Stumpers cruised to victory with an over to spare.
Full marks to the Bushies for some fantastic fielding.
DON’T LOOK: Zac Tanner heard the crash as he was clean bowled by Max Scott in the under 12 cricket match at the weekend.
REINED IN: The winner of the Laurence Webb Junior Poet at t he r ecent Mountain Cattlemen’s Get Together at Omeo was Bridget Callahan of Mansfield with the poem ‘Horses Running Wild’.