Kyabram is still chasing its first win in Cricket Shepparton’s Haisman Shield competition.December 5, 2012 4:49am
Kyabram is still chasing its first win in Cricket Shepparton’s Haisman Shield competition after second-placed Numurkah chased down its healthy score of 282 at Kyabram on Saturday.
Numurkah skipper and class batsman Mark Brown repeated his opening round batting heroics against Kyabram with a matchwinning knock of 135 as the visitors reeled in Kyabram’s healthy total in the second-last over.
Brown and fellow opener Tyson Woods set the foundation for the winning Numurkah chase with a partnership of 70 before Brown and Jahlan Lau put their side in a winning position with a defiant 109 stand for the second wicket.
Lau was impressive in making 60.
Brown was the fourth Numurkah wicket to fall when the score was 240, and then an unbeaten 35 from Tim Braybon enabled Numurkah to get across the line in a pulsating finish.
Kyabram skipper Tom Roberts said poor fielding had been costly for his side.
‘‘We dropped too many chances, something like six or seven before tea and probably eight or 10 all up. You can’t do that and expect to win against good sides,’’ Roberts said.
‘‘Brown and Lau both batted really well and are really class bats but we gave them chances.
‘‘I thought our bowlers stuck at it really well but they were let down by our fielding.’’
Left-arm opening bowler Robbie O’Donnell was the pick of the bowlers, snaring 3-54 off 21 overs, including five maidens, while young Jack Donnell picked up 2-42 off 12 overs.
Kyabram fronts up to finals candidate Mooroopna in another tough assignment in the next two weeks in a bid to win its first game in its new competition.
Chasing 199 to win, Kyabram could manage only 145, with skipper Matt McDonald’s 41 the best contribution.
Geordie Coventry got 36, but the only other Kyabram batsmen to make it to double figures were veterans Russ Jarrett and Adrian Baker and young talent Cade Mueller.
Tom Devine did the damage with the ball for Tatura with four scalps.
Defending Kyabram’s total of 165, highlighted by a dashing knock of 89 by Jason Leocata, Ross returned the outstanding figures of 4-16 off 14 overs, including 10 maidens, while Newton bagged 3-39 off 19 overs, with seven maidens, to have Northeners back in the pavilion for 96.
Kyabram was a scratchy 5-48 in its second innings, but had first innings points safely in its keeping.
Angus McKenzie picked up 4-9 off seven overs as the Knights fell for 101.
Kyabram was 4-86 in its second innings with openers Beau Joyce and Billy McLay putting on a 39-run stand.
Restricting Mooroopna to 97 in its first innings, Kyabram replied with 7-98 before Mooroopna declared at 3-125 in its second innings.
Noah Ryan with 20 not out, Jayden Fitzgerald (19) and Connor Hawes (14 not out) did best with the bat for Kyabram in its first innings.
With opener Connor Hawes showing the way along with Ryan again stepping up with an unbeaten 29 and handy late knocks from Mitchell Fitzgerald and Alex Plumber, Kyabram reached 7-147 in its second innings to claim a maximum 10 premiership points.
The Shepparton Biggest Ever Blokes Lunch committee will continue to fund the prostate cancer specialist nurse position at Goulburn Valley Health for the next four-and-a-half years.
Mulwala has overcome a sluggish first half to record an important victory beating Echuca United by 45 points on Saturday.
The brave and selfless women and men of our CFA brigades need our support like never before and I will stand with them all the way.
Moama netball coach Clare Shalders knows her side is up against it when it takes on Echuca United at home for the Three Jacks Trophy in round 12 Murray Netball League action tomorrow.
Avenel win easy
Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
If you are in the mood for a warm treat next Friday and want to get involved in the recent push to aid struggling dairy farmers, then Ambience Bakery Cafe will have you covered.
Deniliquin’s Kayla Smith will travel to Canada on Wednesday to compete in two major athletics meets.
About 30 Murray Goulburn suppliers turned out to a Shepparton meeting last week with lawyers proposing legal action against the big processors.
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