Kyabram Redbacks had its most successful day in Cricket Shepparton competition on Saturday.November 14, 2012 4:34am
Kyabram Cricket Club last Saturday enjoyed its most successful day in senior Cricket Shepparton competition.
The wash-up for the Redbacks was a tied clash in the Haisman Shield premier competition and wins by its B and D-grade teams against Numurkah and Shepparton United, respectively.
Kyabram’s disappointing score of 95 was still good enough for it to share Haisman Shield honours with Tatura in the game at Kyabram.
Apart from a washed out game, it was the first premiership points for Kyabram in the new association.
Tatura’s last two batsmen, Glen Walker, who finished with a defiant 33 not out, and No.
But Ky captain Tom Roberts said there were some encouraging aspects to his team’s performance.
‘‘Obviously we didn’t bat that well, but our bowling and fielding was right up to scratch. We just keep working on all aspects of our game, but I think we are not far away from really making our presence felt,’’ Roberts said.
Opener Daniel Hipwell’s dogged 27 was the biggest contribution to the Kyabram scoreline, with Paul Parsons (17) and Dean Letizia (15) also getting into double figures.
‘‘Our batsmen got bogged down and when we tried to lift the run rate we got ourselves out, so that was a bit disappointing. But we fought back well with the ball and in the field,’’ Roberts said.
‘‘Young Jack Donnell took a really good catch and was involved in a run out in their innings, which were vital for us, and Joe Fowler bowled well.’’
Essex import Fowler bagged 4-32 off eight overs in a tidy spell and Tom Roberts and Robbie O’Donnell were also able to keep the wickets falling to put Kyabram in a winning position before the last Tatura pair managed to tie up the game.
And Paul Parsons returned to the bowling crease for the first time since the opening round to bowl Worm out for four to force the tied result.
Roberts is now looking for Kyabram to achieve its first win for the season when it travels to Katandra this Saturday.
Star all-rounder Sam Nelson will make his first appearance for the season which will provide an added boost for the Kyabram cause.
Nelson has been sidelined so far this season with a shoulder injury.
Kyabram was able to round up Numurkah’s score of 135 in the 38th over to get home by two runs in a thriller.
Experienced Adrian Baker turned in a good all-round effort for Kyabram with a top score of 29 and 2-28 off nine overs.
Geordie Coventry and Daniel Parsons both chipped in with 20, while Hayley Orchard’s 19, with support from Nick Ross in the lower order, was a matchwinner.
Youngsters Nick Ross and Coby O’Neill, both with two wickets, and Hayley Orchard also did their job with the ball for Kyabram.
Ryan led from the front, scoring a half century and, with support from Anthony Robinson (20), helped Kyabram put 152 on the board after dismissing Shepparton United for 121.
Young Charlie McLay was Kyabram’s most successful bowler with 3-33 off eight overs.
Kyabram’s under-16 team suffered its second loss of the season on Saturday when Northeners made 3-122 in reply to 6-100. Charlie McLay (36) top scored for the Redbacks. Ben Shellie and Cade Mueller had handy knocks of 15. Richard Mawley with 2-15 off four overs was Ky’s best bowler. Steven Phillips chipped in with one wicket.
The club’s under-14 team scored 2-93 after being put in to bat, with good knocks from Kyle Fitzgerald (30) and Mitch Jarrett (24). Mooroopna pulled off a one-run win.
Three Kyabram batsman made double figures for the under-12s which defeated Numurkah on Saturday.
Numurkah made 9-115, however, Kyabram finished with 7-123, with C. Hawes, N. Ryan and J. Howard-White the star batsmen.
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Greater Shepparton City Council was successful in securing the National Cutting Horse Association Victorian Futurity Cutting Horse Championships for 2014 and 2015, with this year’s event scheduled from September 10-14 at Tatura Park.
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