Voodoo bro­ken

The Cobram Courier - - LOCAL CLASSIES - By An­drew John­ston

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.

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