Dees bow out

Southern Riverina news - - LOCAL CLASSIES -

Jer­ilderie’s Mur­ray Val­ley Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion Divi­sion Two sea­son has of­fi­cially ended fol­low­ing an 80 run de­feat against Kata­matite in the semi fi­nals at the Co­bram Show­grounds on Satur­day.

Kata­matite won the toss and de­cided to bat, with the Demons hav­ing some early suc­cess with the ball.

Jer­ilderie bowler Grant Smith (1/24 off five) claimed the wicket of Matt Wright in just the sec­ond over be­fore the Tigers set­tled.

At the drinks break Jer­ilderie had cause for some op­ti­mism when they were able to con­tain Kata­matite to 4/65, and on re­sump­tion con­tin­ued to put pres­sure on the Tigers bats­men.

But with 10 overs to go and only four down, Kata­matite took the long han­dle to the Jer­ilderie bowlers, pil­ing on the runs to fin­ish at 8/164.

Glen Edis top scored for Kata­matite with 45 runs and was well backed up by Lachlan Sharp (32) and Gus Van­til­borg (30).

The most suc­cess­ful bowler for Jer­ilderie was Mitch A’Vard, pick­ing up three wick­ets for 22 runs when Kata­matite was chas­ing quick runs.

Other Jer­ilderie bowlers to snare a wicket were Grant Smith, Fraser Pin­nuck, Rory Knight and Adam Boag.

Un­for­tu­nately, as has been the case all year, Jer­ilderie’s bat­ting per­for­mance has been its Achilles heel, with no one be­ing able to re­main at the crease for any length of time and cob­ble to­gether a rea­son­able to­tal.

Jer­ilderie’s in­ning came to an end in the 29th over when they were all out for 84, with equal top scor­ers for Jer­ilderie be­ing Fraser Pin­nuck and Dy­lan Hen­ery, both mak­ing 16 runs.

All Kata­matite bowlers per­formed ad­mirably, keep­ing con­stant pres­sure on the Jer­ilderie bats­man.

Ste­fan Nord­bye was most im­pres­sive with 3/20 off seven overs, closely fol­lowed by Sharp who also bam­boo­zled the bats­men to take 3/20 runs off six.

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