Good scores after first day of shield games
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.