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Country Week team wins opening match

Goulburn Murray Cricket’s under 16A team started Monday's Junior Country Week with a 22-run win.

GEORDIE COWAN January 8, 2014 4:04am

Clay McGregor finished with 19 not out for his Goulburn Murray Cricket team on Monday.

Goulburn Murray Cricket’s under 16A team started Junior Country Week in dramatic fashion on Monday.

Playing at Victoria Park against Shepparton’s bottom-age side, Goulburn Murray won the toss and batted on a pitch which showed better form than on Saturday, when Echuca hosted Echuca South.

However, runs proved hard to come by and the team was bowled out for 67 in the 29th over.

Clay McGregor was the standout player with the bat, standing unbeaten at the crease during his 92-minute stay to finish on 19 not out.

He took part in two 21-run partnerships with Mitch Frew (5) and the ninth wicket with Jordan Hageman (8), while Shepparton will be kicking itself after conceding 28 extras.

Opening bowler Toby Miles was the main destroyer with the ball, taking 4/19, while spinner Nick Ryan finished with 3/16.

Defending such a small total, early wickets were vital for Goulburn Murray and Brandon Byrne complied, with two wickets from his first two balls.

Fellow opening bowler Drew Barrett also struck twice.

With the wickets falling, a little bit of panic set in and after a brief period without wickets, Mitch Frew (2/6 from four overs) struck twice in his first two overs to have Shepparton 6/19.

Bowling well in tandem with Anthony McMahon (0/4 from five overs), the pair restricted the run rate.

Alex Ring (9) and Darcy Matthews (13) then gave the visitors some hope as they combined for a 22-run partnership, before Lachy Thompson broke the deadlock.

Barrett (4/11) and Byrne (3/4 from seven overs) then returned to wrap up the innings, bowling Shepparton out for 45 to record a 22-run win.

The under 16B team was not as fortunate in its match against the ACT at Windridge Oval.

Winning the toss and batting, openers Alec Maguire and Angus McKenzie (17) started well with a 29-run partnership, but then regular wickets fell.

Maguire held on to record 19 runs, before Brodie Mulcahy (9) and Jake Gascoyne paired up with the score at 5/59.

Gascoyne played more of an aggressive role and was effective in his innings, as the duo put on 25 runs together.

Gascoyne then enjoyed a 26-run partnership with Ned Lanyon (5) for the eighth wicket, before Gascyone was finally dismissed for 32 as the team finished on 114.

Adam Onus was the best of the ACT bowlers, taking 3/8.

Goulburn Murray started well in its reply, with Mulcahy and a Josh Newton run out seeing ACT at 2/24, before T Vanluin (17) and Daniel Leerdam (37) put on 51 runs for the third wicket.

Mulcahy was the pick of the bowlers with 3/23, while Lanyon picked up the other wicket as ACT passed the total with five wickets down.

The under 14s lost their match on Monday.

The under 16A, B and 14 sides all played Bendigo yesterday at Strathmerton, Katunga and Barooga respectively.

The under 16B team won, while the under 16A team had Bendigo 9/101 chasing 120 at the last report before publication.

Today the teams play within the Goulburn Murray again, with under 16A playing Bendigo at Cooma, under 16B against Shepparton at Windridge Oval and under 14 versus Bendigo at Moama.

Day one scores

Under 16A v Shepparton at Victoria Park

Toss won by Goulburn Murray

Goulburn Murray

J Dixon c S Payne b T Miles3

C Taylor c A Ring b Z Ballis0

M Frew lbw b J Mandarndody5

A McMahon b T Miles0

C McGregor not out19

B Byrne b J Mandarndody0

H Haimes st A Ring b N Ryan4

D Barrett c L Sharp b N Ryan0

L Thompson lbw b N Ryan0

J Hageman c J Mandarndody b T Miles8

R Burt b T Miles0




Fall: 5 C Taylor, 10 J Dixon, 10 A McMahon, 31 M Frew, 36 B Byrne, 43 H Haimes, 43 D Barrett, 43 L Thompson, 64 J Hageman, 67 R Burt.

Bowling: T Miles 6.3-1-4-19, Z Ballis 5-2-1-8, S Payne 5-1-0-8, J Mandarndody 3-1-2-7, N Ryan 6-1-3-16, D Matthews 3-1-0-5.


C Pratt b D Barrett2

Z Ballis b B Byrne0

J Mandarndody lbw b B Byrne0

J Probst b D Barrett3

T Gillin lbw b M Frew4

A Ring lbw b D Barrett9

T Miles b M Frew2

D Matthews c b L Thompson13

L Sharp c L Thompson b B Byrne0

J O’Neill not out1

S Payne lbw b D Barrett0



Fall: 2 Z Ballis, 2 J Mandarndody, 7 J Probst, 15 T Gillin, 19 T Miles, 41 D Matthews, 41 A Ring, 41 L Sharp, 45 S Payne.

Bowling: D Barrett 6.3-1-4-11, B Byrne 7-4-3-4, A McMahon 5-2-0-4, M Frew 4-0-2-6, B Briggs 3-0-0-10, L Thompson 3-2-1-5.

Goulburn Murray won by 22 runs

Under 16B v ACT at Windridge Oval

Toss won by Goulburn Murray

Goulburn Murray

A Maguire std J Powell b P Mathai19

A McKenzie c D Hawksworth b A Onus17

B McDonnell b Z Landsay2

J Newton c L Atkin b D Hawksworth5

J McPhee c&b D Hawksworth4

B Mulcahy c b J Misic9

J Gascoyne c D Leerdan b L Atkin32

C Ward b P De Silva0

N Lanyon b A Onus5

B Cox c J Powell b A Onus0

E Hooppell not out1



Fall: 29 A McKenzie, 32 B McDonnell, 45 J Newton, 55 A Maguire, 59 J McPhee, 84 B Mulcahy, 86 C Ward, 112 N Lanyon, 112 J Gascoyne, 114 B Cox.

Bowling: L Atkin 6-1-1-12, B Cunningham 5-1-0-12, Z Landsay 5-1-1-10, A Onus 6.4-3-3-8, D Hawksworth 7-2-2-23, P Mathai 6-0-1-20, J Misic 2-1-1-4, P De Silva 2-0-1-13.


L Ayers b B Mulcahy11

K Weereatna run out (J Newton)9

T Vanluin b B Mulcahy17

D Leerdan c C Ward b N Lanyon37

P Mathai c J Gascoyne b B Mulcahy6

J Powell not out14

P De Silva not out6



Fall: 15 L Ayers, 24 K Weereatna, 75 T Vanluin, 94 P Mathi, 94 D Leerdam.

Bowling: B Cox 5-0-0-17, B Mulcahy 5-1-3-23, J McPhee 4-0-0-11, C Ward 2-0-0-10, J Gascoyne 2-0-0-4, A McKenzie 2-0-0-10, E Hooppell 3-0-0-12, N Lanyon 4-0-1-13, A Maguire 2.1-0-0-12.

ACT won by five wickets

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