Echuca and Cooma were the only Goulburn Murray Cricket sides to complete a match on the weekend.LUKE MCMANUS February 18, 2014 4:33am
Only two D grade matches were started on the weekend after rain forced the abandonment of all other grades.
After the synthetic pitch at Echuca College was dried off, Echuca and Cooma started the round 11 match, with the home side walking away with a 102-run win.
Amassing 172 runs after winning the toss and batting first, Echuca then bowled tight and gave nothing away to Cooma, restricting the away side to 3/70 after the allocated 35 overs.
Tim Hawker (55) scored his second half century of the season and, combining with Matthew Hinks (37), guided Echuca to the unassailable total.
Opener Harry Rippon (16) and Damian Morgan-Bulled (17) chipped in with handy contributions while Cooma helped the score along after bowling 22 extras.
Stuart Burt snared his first wicket of the season, on his way to finishing with 4/17 for the day, Don Langley (2/8) also bowled well.
In reply, the loss of three wickets was overshadowed by a poor run rate as all nine of Echuca’s bowlers applied pressure for the duration of the innings.
Cooma’s Ray Muller (24 ret) and Samuel Langley (15 not out) were the only notable scores, as Echuca’s extras (23) accounted for almost a third of Cooma’s total.
Echuca’s Mitch Frew took 2/15 from seven overs, to be supported well by Hinks’ 1/8 from a four-over spell.
Played at Stanhope’s number two oval, Tongala finished on 1/80 from 10 overs at the close of play, with Simon Greiner remaining unbeaten on 50, smashing seven fours and one six in the process.
Stanhope’s Cobey Aynsley (1/43) claimed the only wicket.
Echuca v Cooma
Toss won by Echuca
H Rippon c ? b S Burt 16
N Lanyon c ? b S Burt 0
S McCoomb b S Burt 11
D Morgan-Bulled b L Stephen 17
T Hawker not out 55
M Hinks c ? b S Burt 37
C Hinks c ? b P Merrigan 4
M Frew c ? b T Carroll 1
T McCoomb b S Burt 5
C Kervin run out 2
J Maher c ? b D Langley 1
Fall: 0 N Lanyon, 13 S McCoomb, 55 D Morgan-Bulled, 57 H Rippon, 142 C Hinks, 149 M Frew, 162 M Hinks, 169 C Kervin, 170 T McCoomb, 172 J Maher.
Bowling: S Burt 5-0-4-17, S Langley 6-1-0-31, M Tenace 5-0-0-12, T Carroll 6-0-1-35, D Langley 4-1-2-8, J Stevens 4-0-1-25, P Merrigan 3-0-1-28, L Stephen 2-0-0-14.
P Merrigan c ? b H Rippon 2
D Langley c ? 2
RA Muller retired 24
J Joseph c ? 1
S Langley not out 15
M Tenace not out 3
Bowling: M Frew 7-1-2-15, H Rippon 5-2-0-10, D Morgan-Bulled 7-0-0-13, M Hinks 4-0-1-8, C Hinks 2-1-0-1, N Lanyon 2-1-0-2, T McCoomb 3-0-0-10, J Maher 3-0-0-3, C Kervin 2-0-0-6.
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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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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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