It was a regulation 10-wicket win away against Berrigan which sealed Cobram a place in Saturday’s Murray Valley Cricket Association one-day final against Barooga.December 19, 2012 4:09am
The Tigers will meet Barooga from 12.30pm this Saturday at the Cobram Showgrounds.
Cobram finished on top of the premier division ladder just 0.6 points ahead of the Hawks after the completion of the one-day season on the weekend.
Both teams finished with eight wins, one wash-out, and one loss from their 10 games.
Strathmerton finished in third spot on the ladder, 12.81 points behind Barooga.
Cobram’s only loss in a one-day match this season came from Strathmerton back in round six, while Barooga’s only loss was against Cobram in round seven by 31 runs.
MVCA president Anton Noble expects the one-day final to be a fantastic spectacle and is encouraging people to get along to the game.
‘‘The association is hoping to see all cricket fans at the game and at the presentation to support the major sponsor.
‘‘Presentations will be held at the Bottom Pub with meals and entertainment to follow.’’
Cobram’s Shaun Downie is coming off 93 not out against Berrigan on Saturday. He leads Cobram’s batting line-up with 350 runs so far this season.
Shane Healy, who has taken 19 wickets for the year, and young Dylan Ryan, who has been consistent all season, taking 18 wickets, head up Cobram’s bowling line up.
As for Barooga’s bowling line-up, Justin Maley has had two five-wicket hauls and a total of 21 wickets for the year, and Anton Noble has taken 15 wickets, while captain Matthew Jaensch has taken 14 so far.
Matthew Haddrell has had a good year making 261 runs, while James Daniel is in good form and has made 240 runs for the season.
Barooga’s batting line-up is lead by English import Ben Mansell who has made 283 runs, Justin Maley has made 236 runs with a top score of 108 not out, while Jon O’Dwyer has made 235 runs in a good season so far.
In other matches on Saturday, rain failed to dampen Waaia’s spirits, with the resulting draw against Nathalia enough to move the reigning premier into the top six for the second half of the season at the expense of Finley.
The Cobram-Yarroweyah United versus Strathmerton match was washed out.
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