Roos continue winning streak
Corowa faced the ever-dangerous Dederang team at home on Saturday, and a congested ladder meant that a win was vital for both teams.
Winning the toss and batting, the Corowa boys started brightly before Jordan Eyers copped a lifter and was caught behind.
Dan Athanitis and Matt Grantham joined forces and they started to lift the tempo. Athanitis was savage on the bowling as he slapped 10 fours and a massive six into the caravan park on his way to a brilliant 73. His dismissal at 105 saw a mini collapse with Nathan Rhodes and Fraser Elliot also departing in quick succession, leaving the innings going either way at 4/108.
Matt Grantham held the innings together again as he continued to mine a rich vein of form. His 64 was the backbone of the innings and solid knocks in the late order from Matt (27 not out) and Kade Wilson (34) saw the boys post an imposing 216 from their 45 overs.
Kaelan Bradtke and Joe Hansen opened up and the Dederang boys were looking to get ahead of the run rate early as they opened the shoulders.
Joe made the breakthrough, uprooting the middle stump of Grealy before then getting the edge of the competition’s premier player in Andrew Creamer (eight).
The game was effectively over without Creamer to hold the innings together as Hansen, bowling a great line again, bowled number three Mann.
The introduction of the Athanitis brothers and Luke Backhouse tightened the noose as they continued to lose batsmen.
All out 139 in the 39th over was a comprehensive result for the young Corowa team. The win sees Corowa in fifth position and well positioned with the team starting to gather strength.
Scores: Corowa 6/216 (45 overs) – A Dishot 2/37, J Marcuzzi 1/25, A Creamer 1/43, LT Deans 1/24 defeated Dederang 139 (39.1 overs) – J Hansen 3/37, K Bradtke 2/37, L Backhouse 2/22, M Athanitis 2/23, D Athanitis 1/25.
A young B Grade side went to Dederang and came away with a 46-run victory.
With eight Under 16s players in the side, Corowa was asked to bat first after losing the toss.
It was an even batting performance with every batsman getting to double figures as Corowa made 7/189 off their 40 overs.
Aaron Phibbs with 39 top scored with his late hitting helping, while Shane Norman (30), Will Seymour (28), Jedd Longmire (19), Ryan Beveridge (14), Matthew Bush (13), Luke Heagney (11 not out) and Greg Burgess (10) all helped get to the good score.
Gabby Sutcliffe continued her good form taking two early wickets to have Dederang on the back foot at 2/12.
The young bowling attack of Patrick Blain, Patrick Lavis and Luke Heagney bowled well holding Dederang as Corowa continued to take wickets, eventually bowling out Dederang in the last over for 143. Sutcliffe was the star of the attack taking 3/8 off eight overs while Blain bowled well for 2/20 off six overs. Ryan Beveridge chipped in late with 2/2 off his only over.
This Saturday sees the side take on Bethanga at Bethanga.
C Grade showed that a week is a long time in cricket with a huge win over Lavington Black at Morris Park.
Bowling first, the bowlers were on song from the start as they bowled out Lavington for 78 in the 31st over.
Darcy Melksham bowled well with the new ball taking 2/15, while later in the innings Bailey Minogue with 2/8 and Josh Bartlett 2/3 helped bowl Lavington out.
In the chase Corowa lost Corey Smith early but with Declan Stewart and Ryan Gale in form, light work was made chasing the total as the game finished in the 13th over when Gale was dismissed for 39 with Corowa at 2/94.
Stewart was brutal in the chase making 53 not out which included 10 boundaries.
This Saturday sees the side take on Wodonga Raiders at Wodonga.