Katan­dra shows ex­actly what they can do in win

The Tatura Guardian - - Sport - Con­tin­ued Page 14

Katan­dra pro­duced a dom­i­nant Hais­man Shield per­for­mance to bounce back from an open­ing round loss in style.

The Ea­gles re­minded the rest of Cricket Shep­par­ton ex­actly what they were ca­pa­ble of, dis­miss­ing Tatura for 151 at How­ley Oval be­fore chas­ing the to­tal down with nine wick­ets in hand.

Corey Hick­ford crashed through the home side’s top or­der with all the sub­tlety of a wreck­ing ball, tak­ing the first five wick­ets of the match across a span of 13 runs and fin­ish­ing with fig­ures of 5-27 from his nine overs.

After Katan­dra coach Ben Clurey smashed four bound­aries in his knock of 20 at the top of the or­der, co-cap­tain Luke Nolan (59 not out) and im­port Scott Richard­son (61 not out) steered the side com­fort­ably home in 33 overs.

‘‘We were pretty dis­ap­pointed with our ef­forts over­all last week, so it was good to get a win,’’ Nolan said.

‘‘They got off to a bit of a flier, but Corey re­ally opened the game up for us.

‘‘Benny looked great again, so hope­fully he can turn one of those 20s into a big score soon.

‘‘Scotty mid­dled nearly ev­ery­thing from the mo­ment he got out there, which was pretty good see­ing as he got in at about 11pm Fri­day night. He was pretty stuffed by the end of the day.’’

Tatura’s Mathew Corn­wall was the star for the home side with 71, while open­ers Michael Archer (23) and Caiden Pratt (19) hit seven bound­aries be­tween them be­fore Hick­ford found his groove.

‘‘They pretty much beat us con­vinc­ingly, but we know they’re a good side, so we’ve just got to move on pretty quickly,’’ Tatura cap­tain-coach Tim Kelly said.

‘‘No-one works harder than ‘Corny’, I’m rapt for him to get a score. He dug us out of a hole there after we lost some quick wick­ets and put on a 50-run part­ner­ship with Will (Pyke) and an­other 30 with ‘Marto’ (Sean Mar­tin) down the or­der. It was a re­ally ma­ture in­nings from him.

‘‘Both open­ers are hit­ting the ball very cleanly and hope­fully one can go on with it sooner rather than later.

‘‘We’ve just got to keep our heads up and move on to the next game.’’

Jay­den Arm­strong (1-17 from six overs) was the man who made the break­through for Tatura with the ball.

Katan­dra claimed vic­tory against Tatura in Clyde Young Shield ac­tion thanks to a strong bat­ting per­for­mance.

Jedd Wright made his first B-grade ap­pear­ance in al­most a decade and clubbed 11 bound­aries in his score of 50, with An­drew Ni­cholls (32), Hope Irvine (32) and Paul Harry (27 not out) steer­ing the Ea­gles to 8-216.

Terry Ol­ney (3-43) and Harry Mur­doch (3-30) did their best to keep the to­tal down for Tatura.

With the bat, Chris McCal­lum (51) and Ol­ney (28) led the way for Tatura, but the out­fit was dis­missed for 196 in the 43rd over.

An un­beaten 52 from Rob Chas­ton steered Kar­ramo­mus to vic­tory against Tatura in Jim McGre­gor Shield C-grade ac­tion.

Nathan De­la­hey (36 not out) also im­pressed with the bat for the Bloods as the side put on 4-177 after elect­ing to bat first.

Troy Beecroft (46), David Miller (24) and James Pyke (20) reached dou­ble fig­ures for Tatura, but the team was even­tu­ally dis­missed for 124.

Kar­ramo­mus’ Chase Wilkins (4-27) and Tatura’s Zac Lang­lands (2-32) were their re­spec­tive out­fits’ best bowlers.

Kar­ramo­mus de­liv­ered with the bat to knock off Tatura by­more than 100 runs in the S.J. Perry Shield D-grade com­pe­ti­tion.

Above: Tatura’s Peter Trevaskis top-scored with 77.Right: Kar­ramo­mus’ Ash­ley Thomp­son swings for a max­i­mum.

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