Moama's Todd Murphy has been chosden to captain the under 14 Riverina side next week.GEORDIE COWAN January 11, 2014 4:04am
Moama’s Todd Murphy will captain the Riverina cricket side at the Kookaburra Country Cup in Newcastle next week.
Young Moama cricketer Todd Murphy will captain the under 14 Riverina side at the Kookaburra Country Cup at Newcastle next week.
It is a great achievement for the 13-year-old who, as a bottom-age player, impressed selectors with his all-round performances and impressed the umpires with his captaincy.
Murphy was one of only three Southern Riverina players to be selected for the team after competing at the Hay under 14 carnival last week.
Playing from Thursday to Saturday last week in ideal weather conditions, Southern Riverina boasted four other Moama juniors — Jack Russell, Jack McHale, Alistair McCann and Nick Phillips.
Murphy scored 90 runs as a middle-order batsmen and took three wickets, while leg-spinner McCann took four wickets and scored 30 runs.
Russell scored 32 in the opening game, McHale took three catches and had a run-out and Phillips took 2/10 in the last match.
The team, which had won the past three titles at Hay, won its first game against Murray, then lost by 11 runs to eventual winner Northern Riverina and then lost to Murrumbidgee.
Riverina will play from Monday to Thursday next week.
‘‘It’s a pretty good honour, especially as I’m bottom-age,’’ Murphy said of his selection as captain.
‘‘It is my first competition with Riverina.
‘‘I’m a bit nervous, but I should be fine.’’
The rest of the team comprises players from Leeton, Griffith, Hay, Waaia, Temora and Albury, while the coaches are from Barooga, Leeton and Harden.
The carnival ended the Riverina Cricket Zone junior programs, with Murray (under 17), Southern Riverina (under 16) and Northern Riverina (under 14) winning the three different carnivals.
Opening the batting, Murphy (5), Scott (0) and the team struggled on a difficult pitch against Southern to be all out for 111, with the opponents reaching the target four wickets down on Monday.
Playing Illawarra on Tuesday, Riverina was set a target of 176.
Murphy (40), coming in at first drop, starred alongside opener Jordan Neill (66) as they added 112 runs together to put Riverina well on top.
The team then lost 5/19 to be 6/150, but Scott (13 not out) helped guide the team to victory by four wickets in the 48th over.
In the final game on Wednesday, Riverina had hosts Newcastle struggling at 5/50 but the team rallied to finish on 8/173 from the 50 overs.
Murphy (35), opening again, batted well for the second day in a row to put on 80 runs with Mitchell Cleeland (34) and despite the efforts of Scott (11) and the other players batting at a good run rate, Riverina was bowled out for 138 in the 39th over.
In an even group, the team finished fourth.
Shepparton police are searching for three offenders.
With her effective left hand in particular, Chelsea Hanley retained the Victorian Under 17 junior welterweight title last Sunday with a convincing points decision victory.
It has been a successful year for Bega Cheese, which reflects on Tatura Milk Industries, with chair Barry Irvin announcing recently that Bega Cheese’s normalised earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation was $55.7 million and normalised profit after tax of $22 million.
IT’S the music festival that has helped put Echuca-Moama on the map in recent years.
IMAGINE walking along the street one day and suddenly collapsing on the ground with no warning.
Great Race helps a great cause
Hundreds flock to Avenel to learn a thing or three.
Tocumwal Lions Club has plans to purchase the Bowling Club site for an aged care facility, which will only happen if the merger between the Tocumwal bowls and golf clubs proceeds.
A NASTY run-in with a kangaroo on the Northern Hwy between Melbourne and Echuca has convinced one regular traveller on the road the question of a cull needs to be addressed.
Three Cobram teens have been arrested by police after they allegedly stole tractors from Cobram and Tocumwal and caused about $30 000 in damage.
Rhinos make strong impression in MVCA’s division one comp.
Despite the hot and windy weather making it a rough start to last week’s Elmore Field Days, numbers on the third and final day were strong, event organiser Sam Watkins said.
Benalla banded together to raise $2000 for the Abolishing Injustice in the 21st Century (A21).
The News magazines are online - read high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for the latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.