Finally, the moment has come.
Katamatite has been in the Murray Valley Cricket Association for as long as anyone can seem to remember and in that entire time, the Deniliquin Rhinos have been unbeatable.
Every Katamatite side has tried, but not one has been able to get the job done, until Saturday.
After so many years, Katamatite was able to break through and it has eclipsed years of losses to the side.
Katamatite’s cricket director Stephen Cameron could barely speak.
‘‘It’s absolutely huge for us as a club,’’ he said.
‘‘To go up there and beat Deni in the way that we did is so incredibly pleasing. words honestly cannot describe how this feels for our cricket club.’’
The result comes after a poor showing the previous match against Cobram, a 156-run loss.
‘‘We were very poor against Cobram last week, we produced one of our worst performances, so to be able to bounce back and produce the cricket that we did this round, I think that is huge for us a cricket side.’’
Sent in by the Rhinos, Andrew Erickson led the way from the top of the order with 49, guiding his team to a respectable 170.
‘‘We thought as the boys came off the field that this was a strong total, and we really thought that we would be able defend this total.
‘‘We got the feeling from the boys from Deniliquin that they probably thought it was a good total as well, so had us feeling pretty good too.’’
It would still require a strong performance from the bowlers. Enter Colin Watson. The English import went on a tear, taking 4-31 as Katamatite skittled Deniliquin for 102 to win the match.
‘‘Colin has been Cameron said.
‘‘The entire group of players that we have recruited into the club this season have added so much to our club this season, and have played a key role in our success so far.’’
The victory locks Katamatite into third spot as the season continues.
‘‘I think what it adds most is confidence,’’ Cameron said.
‘‘We have a big scalp and that will really help us with our games for the rest of the year.’’ fantastic,’’
Celebrate: Katamatite celebrates the dismissal of another Rhinos batsman.