Kats too good for Fin­ley Cats

Southern Riverina news - - Sport -

The Fin­ley Cats suc­cumbed to a solid Katunga team on Sun­day in Murray Val­ley Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion’s Divi­sion 2.

But the in­ex­pe­ri­enced Fin­ley side stood tall with some ex­cel­lent per­for­mances pro­duced de­spite the nar­row loss.

Bat­ting first, the Cats lost skip­per Whitty (2) early and when Isedale fa­ther and son com­bi­na­tion of Scott (11) and Tom (4) de­parted the Cats were strug­gling at 3/22.

Some ex­cel­lent bat­ting how­ever would fol­low. Bernie Roe­buck (9) added 23 runs with Damien Wilson (27) to get the score to 45 and when Roe­buck de­parted, Lach­lan Calder (33) com­bined with Wilson to add a fur­ther 28. Wilson was caught soon af­ter.

Calder though re­mained solid. He whacked four bound­aries and a six in his knock and re­ceived fur­ther sup­port from Sam Miles whose first taste of se­nior cricket re­sulted in a splen­did 26 with three bound­aries.

The Cats were even­tu­ally bowled out in 33 overs for 129.

The Cats needed to bowl well in or­der to win the match and the young squad gave their all.

Phil Leatham bowled eight con­sis­tent overs and took 1/17 early on but the home side looked in con­trol.

Jar­rod Morham took a classy 2/20 and Bernie Roe­buck 2/7 but the Swans had too many guns and were able to get to the win­ning score with an over and three wick­ets to spare.

Skip­per Whitty would like to send his ap­pre­ci­a­tion to all those younger (and older) play­ers who played this week with their sup­port greatly ap­pre­ci­ated to en­sure a team was fielded.

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