Covering the Goulburn and Murray valleys

Not quite enough from Tocumwal's batsmen

In their final one-day premier grade game for the Murray Valley Cricket Association season, Tocumwal missed the points in an away contest against Katunga on Saturday.

December 20, 2012 4:03am

Jesse Barker in his first senior game has a chat with his father Mark during the drinks break on Saturday.

After winning the toss, Tocumwal elected to bat.

Tocumwal had a good batting innings to finish with a competitive 175.

Rod Meloury scored a fine half century, finishing with 54, with G Poynton 23 and J Poynton 18 also among the runs.

Katunga was able to reach the Bloods’ score in the 38th over.

G Poynton led the bowling attack taking 2/30 off nine overs, while J Poynton and Meloury both took one wicket each.

In A reserve, Tocumwal fielded first against Waaia and what a display of bowling by captain Spencer Dines.

Dines was devastating taking 6/24 off eight overs.

Other good bowlers were G Rush, K Jarrett and T Poynton with one wicket each.

Waaia ended their batting innings with a score of 9/120.

Tocumwal was quietly confident of reaching this total, but with lots of batters unable to perform the Bloods were bowled out in the 17th over for 34.

Troy Poynton top scored with 10, while his co-youngster B Meloury was next top with seven and captain Dines (7).

Congratulations to Adam Waasdorp of Waaia for also taking six wickets.

Congratulations also to 12 year-old Jesse Barker who not only got an opportunity to play A reserve this week, but was able to play this game with his father Mark.

Tocumwal hosted Finley in week one in the under 16s.

With Finley winning the toss, they sent Tocumwal in to bat.

Batters for Tocumwal: T Poynton 50 not out and J Balcome (8).

Tocumwal ended their innings 9/105.

Unfortunately Finley finished their innings 9/158.

Best bowlers for Tocumwal: T Poynton 2/15 off 7, J Groves 3/23 off 3 and C Robertson J Balcome, J Wallace and Kalab Alaimo all taking one wicket each.

In the under 14s Tocumwal batted the first week and set a target of 79.

Top scores for Tocumwal: Jesse Barker 41 n.o, M Gibson 10, T Hatty 6 n.o.

Well done this week with only two players not getting off the mark.

The second week of this game was a wash-out.

The under 12s game against Finley was a wash-out.

Tocumwal Cricket Club would like to congratulate life member and umpire Arthur Owen on umpiring his 1000 game on Friday night.

This is an amazing effort.

Well done and we look forward to seeing you at the crease for many years to come.

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