Katandra shows exactly what they can do in win
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.