Tatura played Central Park/St Brendans in a B-grade quarter final at Numurkah on Saturday and Sunday of the long weekend in the club’s last chance for finals success at senior level.BOB WILDES March 12, 2014 4:45am
Runners-up: The Tatura U14B cricket side unfortunately lost their recent grand final. Pictured are (back) Jim Pyke, Michael Coonerty, Rajiv Singh, Cade Dealy, Matthew Fraser, Peter Finlayson, Gary Dealy, (front) Will Pyke, Dylan Rowney, James Gerrish, Bailey Archer, Harry Singh and Nicholas Watt. Absent, Aiden Archer. Picture: Tracy Watt
Central Park won the toss and elected to bat in ideal cricketing conditions.
Tatura made an early breakthrough with the first wicket falling at three.
The Central Park innings continued as a tight contest between bat and ball.
Tatura managed to take wickets regularly and had the opposition all-out for 150, a good result in the conditions.
The stand-out bowler for Tatura was junior Zav Ballis, who finished the day with the excellent figures of five for 29 from 13 overs, five of which were maidens.
He was ably supported by Lou Worm with two for 34 from 16 overs and Michael Archer two for 17 from 6.3 overs.
The other wicket to fall was a result of a fine piece of fielding by James Corlett.
Tatura was required to bat for an hour on Saturday and finished at one for 34 at stumps with Jim Pyke and Michael Donaldson batting, and in a solid position to make the runs needed for victory.
The next day started badly with Pyke out without addition to the score and a further two wickets falling quickly to have the side four for 46.
The two younger members of the team, Donaldson and Ballis then gave their more experienced team-mates a lesson in batting with a partnership of 34 before Donaldson was out for 22 after batting for two hours.
With the score at five for 80 Tatura was still in a position from which it could win.
However, when Ballis was out for 22 after batting for 90 minutes with the score at seven for 99, the last wickets fell quickly.
Tatura was all out for 115, 35 short of Central Park, ending the team’s campaign for this season, but on a positive note given the outstanding performance of the young members of the team.
To add to the fine performance of the junior teams in the club this season, all of which made grand finals, and with the top age team winning the premiership for the third time since the club joined Cricket Shepparton seven seasons ago, several players won individual competition awards.
Dylan Rowney was the champion player in the Under-14B competition, Will Pyke won the batting in Under-14B with an average of 51, and Sean McAllister won the Under-12A batting with the remarkable average of 131.
The challenge for the club is to convert the success at junior level to success at the senior level. Cricket for Tatura is finished for the current season.
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