Tatura scores vic­tory in Hais­man Shield sea­son

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Tatura has bro­ken through for its first vic­tory of the Hais­man Shield sea­son on the back of a num­ber of stel­lar per­for­mances against North­ern­ers.

With the bat, cap­tain-coach Tim Kelly (72) and re­turn­ing star Josh Thurston (61 not out) did the bulk of the scor­ing, while tear­away young quick Jay­den Arm­strong (4-41) ripped through the Jets with the ball— bowl­ing against a strong breeze — to help se­cure Tatura’s vic­tory.

Kelly won the toss and chose to bat at Tallygaroopna Re­cre­ation Re­serve, but af­ter his side fell to 2-8 it was up to him to turn its for­tunes around.

Mathew Corn­wall (21) helped set the plat­form for the re­build be­fore Thurston — in his first game back in the Cricket Shep­par­ton ranks af­ter a stint in Bendigo— compiled his un­beaten 61 along­side Kelly to steer Tatura to 5-186 from 45 overs.

Zane New­bound (2-42) got the early break­throughs for the Jets be­fore Mitch Brett (2-27) con­tin­ued his great start to the sea­son with the ball.

‘‘It was a mas­sive re­lief, if we lost that yes­ter­day we were three games be­hind, but we’re right back in the pack now,’’ Kelly said. ‘‘It’s great for our con­fi­dence. ‘‘Corny has had a re­ally con­sis­tent start and it was a pretty gritty 20. Then JT came in with about 15 overs left and was hit­ting them very cleanly.

‘‘The best thing about (Satur­day) was that every­one con­trib­uted with the bat, ball or in the field.’’

The North­ern­ers started solidly in the chase, but a col­lapse of 6-31 — en­gi­neered by Arm­strong and Jess Peth­er­ick (2-25) — left the home side reel­ing at 6-51.

Joel Brett (58) and Trent Side­bot­tom (40) sent some nerves through the Tatura camp with an 80-run stand for the sev­enth wicket, but Michael Archer (2-24) started an­other col­lapse of 4-16 to have the Jets all-out for 147.

‘‘I was still happy with 186,’’ Jets cap­tain Mitch Brett said.

‘‘They got away from us in the end which was a lit­tle bit dis­ap­point­ing, but I thought 186 was def­i­nitely chaseable.

‘‘In terms of our bat­ting, we had two blokes who made over 12 and you’re never go­ing to win too many games do­ing that. You can’t rely on two blokes to win you a game.

‘‘They bowled well and in good ar­eas and didn’t give us a lot to work with.

‘‘We’re still 2-1, so there’s still pos­i­tives to take out of it, Hutchy (Grant Hutchins) bowl­ing nine overs for three runs was one for sure.’’

Tatura en­joyed its first win of the sea­son by cruis­ing past North­ern­ers with Bai­ley Archer in­stru­men­tal as he ended with fig­ures of 4-28.

While Archer en­sured the mid­dle and lower or­der would not in­crease the mar­gin, team mate Jarred Pan­ther kept the top or­der in check with fig­ures of 3-15 from nine overs.

Shane Lines was the Jets’ best bats­man with 33 runs in­clud­ing seven bound­aries as his side posted 111 runs.

Peter and Nick Watt each scored six fours and com­bined for 69 runs as Tatura sur­passed its op­po­si­tion’s to­tal in 27 overs.

Tatura’s con­test with Pine Lodge in the Jim McGre­gor Shield was never go­ing be called off due to in­clement weather. There was sim­ply no time.

The Lodgers kept Tatura to just 67 runs and James Nu­gent was on fire as he took four wick­ets for 15 runs, com­pletely dis­man­tling the lower or­der.

Pine Lodge needed just four bowlers to take on Tatura as the re­main­ing trio of Travis Wa­ters, Sam Hayes and Devin­der Singh each claimed two wick­ets to keep their op­po­si­tion to 67.

Only 12 overs were needed for Pine Lodge to win the match and Hayden Cann took charge with a knock of 60 runs, mak­ing him the key man in the chase.

Jimmy Pyke (24) showed re­sis­tance for Tatura with the bat, while John Kealey and Harry Singh took a wicket each.

Shep­par­ton United cruised to a com­fort­able win against Tatura af­ter an early strug­gle with the ball.

Tatura was on top af­ter win­ning the toss and bat­ting at 0-62, with Peter Trevaskis (31) and Dar­ryl Philling­ham (21) in form.

But the side would pro­ceed to lose 10 wick­ets for 52 to be all out for 114; open­ing bowler Har­ri­son Walsh do­ing most of the dam­age with 4-12.

The chase proved smooth sail­ing as Rus­sell Jar­rett (64 not out) and TomAsh­down (28 not out) were on fire.

In the ju­nior ranks, Ja­cob Philling­ham (3-5) and Cooper Daniels (2-7) helped Tatura to a win against Euroa in the un­der-16 B-grade com­pe­ti­tion.

Jai Bai­ley (2-0 and 20 re­tired not out), Jaiden Ben­jamin (2-3) and Kade Walker (23 re­tired not out) did all the dam­age for Tatura in the un­der-14 B-grade divi­sion as the side de­feated Nagam­bie.

Find­ing form: Tatura cap­tain-coach Tim Kelly hit 72 runs to steer his side to vic­tory on Satur­day.

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