Good scores after first day of shield games

The Tatura Guardian - - Sport - By Tyler Ma­her

In­ver­gor­don has claimed first in­nings points in its S.J. Perry Shield D-grade clash against Tatura and will push for a pos­si­ble out­right vic­tory on the sec­ond day of play.

Tatura strug­gled to get go­ing with the bat after be­ing sent in and­was even­tu­ally all-out for 90 in the 54th over.

Kade Walker (20) and Daniel Ma­her (18) led the way for the home side at How­ley Oval, with Travis Mur­doch’s 4-14 from 16.4 overs cru­cial for In­ver­gor­don.

De­spite snar­ing the in­form Pat Riordan with the first ball of the in­nings, Tatura could not take its chances as it at­tempted to de­fend the small to­tal.

Mur­doch’s ef­forts were again in­flu­en­tial for the vis­i­tors, with the all-rounder un­beaten on 37 at stumps as his side reached 4-117.

Scott Ste­fanos was in sparkling form for Euroa against Toolamba at Vi­o­let Town Re­cre­ation Re­serve, crack­ing 19 bound­aries — in­clud­ing one tow­er­ing max­i­mum — on his way to 130.

With Lin­coln McKer­nan (30) the only oth­erMag­pie to pass 15, Ste­fanos’ in­nings was cru­cial to Euroa’s to­tal of 249.

The Taipans were 3-30 at stumps with McKer­nan (2-11) mak­ing early break­throughs.

Kar­ramo­mus is in con­trol against Shep­par­ton United after James Scott (83) and Vino Ku­mar (76) led the Bloods to 222 all out.

Har­ri­son Walsh (4-28) and Michael Tate (4-62) did their best to reel the score in for United with the ball.

United will re­sume next week­end on 3-27 with a big job to do in the chase.

In other games, Nu­murkah (1-57) is al­ready within reach of Mooroopna’s 127, whileMurchi­son’s 117 could prove to be enough against Un­dera after the Lions fell to 4-60.

Murchi­son’s Bran­dan Reilly (59) and Un­dera’s Tyler Flem­ing (4-34) played strong roles for their re­spec­tive out­fits, as did Mooroopna’s Lloyd Payne (62) and Nu­murkah’s Brett O’Dwyer (6-25).

North­ern­ers won a thrilling White­lock Shield E-grade con­test against Mooroopna by six runs.

Ron Currie (88) and Ja­son Lake­man (40) led the way for the Jets as they reached 8-242 in 40 overs.

Jag­jeet Sandhu (97) and Peter Sch­nor­ren­berg (64) did ev­ery­thing they could to steer the Cats to­wards vic- tory, but in the end they fell just short.

Old Stu­dents also claimed vic­tory in a heart-stop­per, tak­ing a one-wicket tri­umph against Kyabram.

Jay­den Fitzger­ald (32) helped the Red­backs to 160 as a num­ber of Stu­dents took wick­ets.

Scott Chan­dler got 31 at the top of the or­der for the Stu­dents, with An­drew Har­low’s 49 from num­ber seven prov­ing cru­cial to the side’s suc­cess.

Waaia had a big win against Shep­par­ton United as the en­tire top seven got past 20 runs — in­clud­ing a 67 from Aaron Hatch — to get the out­fit to 8-266 in 40 overs.

United could only muster 127 in re­ply after Matt Brown took 3-1 from his soli­tary over.

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