Fire Brigade reacted to its first loss for two seasons in no uncertain matter on Saturday.November 21, 2012 4:18am
Fire Brigade reacted to its first loss for two seasons in no uncertain matter on Saturday when its batsmen, led by century makers David Newman and Andrew Elborough, posted an imposing 6-365 in its Goulburn Murray Cricket clash with Stanhope at Stanhope.
Newman and Elborough capitalised on a dominant start by Flames’ openers Paul Newman and Trevor Watts, who posted a 61-run stand.
Paul Newman cracked seven fours and a six in a whirlwind knock of 57 from 64 deliveries, while Watts scored 30 before being removed by Matt Hodson, who claimed the Brigade’s first three wickets.
But just when Hodson looked to be getting Stanhope back into the game, the Dave Newman and Elborough batting show took centre stage and kept the Stanhope bowlers — and fieldsmen — toiling for the rest of the afternoon.
The pair both scored centuries in a 210-run stand for the fourth wicket.
Newman was finally out for a stellar knock of 113 after 161 minutes at the crease. He hit eight fours.
Elborough cracked 104 in 144 minutes with 10 boundaries as the Brigade total swelled to 6-365 at stumps.
Hodson toiled tirelessly with the ball for Stanhope and his 22 overs unbroken marathon spell reaped 3-72, as well as earning the praise of Brigade skipper Dave Newman.
‘‘He bowled really well,’’ Newman said.
Stanhope skipper Brad Lowe said he wanted his batsmen to concentrate on occupying the crease for its 80 eligible overs this Saturday ‘‘and see what happens.’’
Cooma’s batsmen need 195 runs to beat Bamawm-Lockington United this Saturday.
Stand-in Cooma skipper Michael Hill was content with his bowlers’ effort to restrict BLU to 194 on the back of some tight bowling from brothers Liam and Mitch Barrett.
Mitch’s 15.4 overs produced five maidens and the outstanding figures of 4-22, while Liam conceded just 22 runs from his 14 overs in which he claimed two scalps.
Spinner Hamish Roberts also bowled well to claim 2-47 from 21 overs, including six maidens, while Wil Jackson removed danger man, star veteran all-rounder Greg Pearse, for a top score of 58.
Cooma’s openers Nick Hubble and Will Jackson faced two overs at the end of the day’s play and will be looking to give their side a good start in what looks an achievable run chase this Saturday.
A single-storey weatherboard house in Doyles Rd, Shepparton was gutted by fire on Saturday.
The under 16 Pigeons kick started the YFNC's finals campaign with a resounding victory over the Paul Spargo led Scots College in the Grand Final of the AWJFL Elwyn Langford Shield at the Albury Sports Ground on Sunday.
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.
Success at the regional schools soccer competition has earned the Echuca Primary School (208) girls side a spot at state games on Wednesday.
Julie Sands and Sheridan Clark have been kept busy, visiting Rochester recently yo dispense free coats to residents.
Book Week gets colourful turnout.
Deaprtment of Environment and Primary Industries unhappy about Mt Disappointment vandals.
Jerilderie Shire deputy mayor Ruth McRae handed the key over for the new Rural Fire Service station last Friday.
Farmers have a new weapon in the fight against mice.
Cobram school students take their books to the streets, dressing up for Community Reading Day.
Public interest to determine Deniliquin Town Hall refurbishment.
Customer service will remain a strategic focus for incoming Goulburn-Murray Water chairperson Sarah Scales.
The Benalla Indian Myna Action Group will pay a $1 per bird bounty on live birds delivered to CAL farm. National Party MP Bill Sykes donated $100 to fund the bounty.
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