Dees bow out
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.