UNDER 14 Lakers
The Under 14 Lakers took on Ovens Valley United at Tarrawingee on Saturday.
After agreeing to bowl first the Lakers kept the opposing opening batsman on their toes for the first couple of overs, but were unable to make a breakthrough.
Both the Ovens Valley openers batted extremely well and punished anything short, before they retired. It was the introduction of spin bowling that produced the first wicket. Ovens Valley got going again scoring at will with some very creative shots.
Rudi Vodusek was brought into the attack and bowled a very tight line which produced mistakes by two batsman to be the best bowler for the day returning with 2 for 20 from 3 overs. He was well supported by Will Turnell who had the figures of 1 for 0 from 2 overs.
At the end of 21 overs Ovens Valley United managed to make 4 for 111. On the positive side the extras were very low, bowling 1 wide and 2 no balls, which is a vast turnaround from the game before.
The run chase began very well with both openers Tom Lovell (9no) and Dillon Kirchen (11no) retiring. The Lakers then proceeded to lose wickets at regular intervals and weren’t able to get a partnership going. They did however manage to bat their 21 overs for a total of 6 for 68.
Awards this week went to Rudi Vodsuek (Yarrawonga Fish & Chips) and Dillon Kirchen (Crusty Loaf Bakery).