Cobram-Yarroweyah United’s Kieren Andrew said he was ‘‘still in a bit of shock’’ after scoring his maiden century on Saturday.HANNAH DRISCOLL January 24, 2013 4:15am
Cobram-Yarroweyah United’s Kieren Andrew said he was ‘‘still in a bit of shock’’ after scoring his maiden century on Saturday.
A handy knock of 150 by Andrew has set Murray Valley Cricket Association premier shield division opponent Waaia an imposing task for day two of their round 13 clash.
Andrew was the final wicket to fall on Saturday, but the number three bat had done the damage as the visitors’ innings finished at 243.
He formed several partnerships after arriving at the crease with the side at 1-27, but the most significant was with last man Jack, Sam Fitzpatrick, for 81 runs.
Andrew said it was the first century he had scored at any level of cricket and was more than double his previous best of 73 runs scored against Tocumwal in round four this season.
‘‘I didn’t really know what to think, it hasn’t really sunk in,’’ he said.
‘‘It was good to get it, but at the same time I’m still in a bit of shock, but very happy.’’
Andrew said he was dropped twice, once on about 70 and again on about 120, but both times the fielders were unable to reel in the ball.
He was eventually caught after trying to up the run rate.
‘‘I was trying to get some late runs because the number 11 (Fitzpatrick), who did a good job of getting me to the ton, he wasn’t that confident of lasting that long,’’ Andrew said.
‘‘I thought I’d better get some runs and just ended up skying it to cover.’’
Andrew applauded Fitzpatrick’s efforts as he knocked up 14 runs of his own, which blew his previous best this season of three runs of the park.
He also praised United bowler Ben Davis for taking 3-20 from nine overs to have Waaia at 4-64 from 19 overs.
While Andrew was happy with his personal achievement, he was also aware of what it could mean for the team.
‘‘It was good to make 150, but hopefully we come away with a win, because it is a pretty important win,’’ he said.
‘‘If we can win this it would go a long way to getting us into the top four, which is the ultimate aim at the moment.’’
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Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
A snake was spotted this afternoon.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
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