After beating Katamatite by an innings and 111 runs, the Rhinos are set to play Strathmerton at Strathmerton in the MVCA semi-finals.March 11, 2014 4:50am
Anthony Bradley made 51 runs on Saturday, his highest score since returning from a back injury late last month.
Deniliquin is set to take on Strathmerton at Strathmerton in the Murray Valley Cricket Association semi-finals this Saturday after pummeling Katamatitte in the final round.
The Rhinos absolutely destroyed the vising Katamatite line-up over two days at Memorial Park, scoring an outright win by an innings and 111 runs to finish second on the ladder.
But had the Rhinos scored just three more runs, they would have clinched the minor premiership over Nathalia.
That would have seen Deniliquin playing Barooga at Cobram Showgrounds.
‘‘It would have been good to finish on top in our first year in the competition,’’ Rhios batsman Tim Hillier said.
‘‘Looking at it that way it would have been nice, but we still get an advantage for finishing second.
‘‘It’s forecast to rain this weekend and if the match gets washed out we will go straight into the final.’’
The Rhinos started the day on 4/100 with the first innings already in the bag on Saturday.
Dean Edge (15) was out with the score on 151 and skipper Brad Todd (48) joined him in the pavilion a short time later.
But Anthony Bradley (51) and Scott Checkley (39 n.o.) were able to push on and punish Katamatite’s bowling where necessary.
The pair helped the Rhinos to a healthy total of 245 after a 79-over stay at the crease.
In it’s second innings Katamatite was bowled out for 68 with Andrew Hogan picking up 3-20 from seven overs of pace bowling.
Opening bowler Brenton Loudon collected 2-19, taking his match tally to 7-29.
The only visiting batsman who could seemingly withstand the Rhinos second onslaught in as many innings’ was Tom Pendlubury who finished not out on 40.
‘‘(The match against Katamatite) was a really good hit-out for this weekend,’’ Hillier said.
‘‘Toddy and Wriggla (Bradley) batted well and Andrew Hogan got three wickets.’’
Elsewhere, Nathalia tuned up for a premiership assault, thumping reigning premier Strathmerton by 10 wickets.
Nathalia needed only 27 runs to win when play resumed on Saturday, with Hayden Brown (116) and Byron Smith (58) making light work of the target.
Brown cracked 19 fours during his innings to finish not out as his side completed its innings on 269 after 103 overs.
Tom Glover (3-36) and Michael Peters (4-50) were the pick of the Strathmerton bowlers.
Nathalia takes on Barooga this weekend, after the lower-placed team defeated Waaia by two wickets to move into fourth spot.
The sky is the limit for Wanganui Year 12 VCAL student Leigh Polan, 18, who decided to create two posters examining birdlife around the school.
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.
An ad for the Healthy Ageing Project will be filmed in Echuca, Rushworth and Rochester today.
More than $15,000 was raised at a family day on Sunday. The event was to raise money for the families of Barry Purtell and Dave Lobb.
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 kids learn about health with hospital as state-wide obesity campaign is launched.
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A few anxious customers were outside the closed gates of the failed Bee-Jay Machinery business on Goulburn Valley Hwy in Shepparton on Tuesday morning, wondering what would become of deposits they had paid for tractors and other machinery.
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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