Forgettable day for Corowa
Scores: Corowa 62 (23.3 overs) – J Barber 4/16, A Morrison 3/11, S Goodwin 3/17 def by Kiewa 4/66 (12.2 overs) – D Athanitis 3/14.
Corowa ventured to the picturesque Kiewa ground on Saturday to take on the much improved Hawks. A comprehensive win in the first round for both teams ensured a tight contest – that was the hope anyway. After being sent in and proceeding to lose 5/24 it was going to take a mammoth effort to get the game back in the balance for the Roos. It is always going to be hard to win when there are three ducks from your top six. Resistance from captain Dan Athanitis (22) was the only respite from the damp wicket and good bowling. After only 23 overs the Roos were put out of their misery; bowled out for 62. Five ducks in all and extras being second top score with 18 sums up the day. The forgettable day for Corowa was at least quick with the Hawks reaching the miserly total in only 12 overs. Again Dan Athanitis provided fight in capturing 3/14 but it was all in vain. Redemption is only a week away with this year’s one day fixture as we take on the always dangerous Mt Beauty at Ball Park. Let’s hope it all turns around next week.
A chanceless century by Doug Lavis has led B Grade to a big win against Kiewa in their clash at Ball Park.
Batting first, a returning Aaron Phibbs and Michael Linklater added 30 runs before Phibbs went for 17, and when Luke Heagney went shortly after the Roos were 2 for 31 when the rain came.
After the rain break Doug Lavis put on a batting master class as he and Linklater moved the score to 66 before Linklater went for 21.
The game was taken away from Kiewa as Bailey Minogue joined Lavis and these two batted superbly adding 107 runs before Minogue’s went for 33.
Lavis continued to a century as Corowa finished their 40 overs at 5 for 213. Lavis’ innings of 119 not out was laced with 11 boundaries.
In reply, Kiewa struggled against Gabby Sutcliffe’s great line as she reduced Kiewa to 2 for 23. Aaron Phibbs made the ball talk as he collected two wickets as Kiewa fell to 4 for 78.
At 4 for 106 after 29 overs, Kiewa looked like batting their overs out, but Scott Wilson and Ryan Eyers ran through the batting lineup as Kiewa was dismissed for 119.
Four bowlers took 2 wickets with Eyers taking 2 for 1, Sutcliffe 2 for 13, Phibbs 2 for 16 and Wilson 2 for 16 as Corowa ran out winners by 94 runs.
This week sees the side take on Mount Beauty at Mount Beauty.
C Grade’s season started, but went down by 22 runs in their clash against Lavington Red at Morris Park.
Bowling first, Corowa held Lavington early with Liam McDonell and Danny Osborne bowling well as Laving made it to 3 for 46 by the 20-over half-way mark.
Lah Surendran bowled well as he collected 3for 25 off his 8 overs, but some late hitting by Tim Sanson enable Lavington to finish their 40 overs at 8 for 153. Josh Bartlett also bowled well to take 2 for 15 off 6 overs.
In the chase the Roos lost Liam McDonell early but Liam Carter and Jed Longmire pushed the score along to 74 before Longmire went for a well made 31.
At 3 for 116 the Roos looked in a strong position but when Josh Bartlett went for 22, and then Carter went shortly after for the innings’ top score of 46, the Roos’ innings fell apart as the Roos were dismissed for 131.
This week sees the side take on New City at Norris Park.
The club would like to acknowledge our sponsors for this season: Corowa RSL Club, Hotel Australia, David Lane Builder, Corowa Home Improvements, John Rhodes Bricklaying, Sportspower Corowa, Davidson White, Potts & Schnelle, Meat on the Murray, Stockdale & Logo Corowa, Corowa Bakery, Pharmasave, Lawson Grains, BWS, Corowa Tree Care, GenTech Seeds, Bartletts Corowa Gas, Kilara Group Corowa, Origin Clothing, Brian Eales Painting, Health Culture and Woolworths Corowa as well as the support of the Federation Council.