Despite being beaten by Murray Valley at Bendigo Country Week, Goulburn Murray Cricket will play in the division one final today.OLIVER CAFFREY January 24, 2014 4:05am
Goulburn Murray Cricket went down to Murray Valley by 24 runs yesterday at Bendigo Country Week, but will still play in the division one final today.
Goulburn Murray went into the clash knowing it had a place in the final secured, with Murray Valley putting on 230 from its 50 overs.
Opening batsman Luke Patel (50) top-scored for Murray Valley, while Dylan Cuttriss (5-59) continued his devastating form.
In reply, Cuttriss (52) again contributed for Goulburn Murray along with Joe Taylor (68), but were bowled out for 206 in the 48th over.
Goulburn Murray will play Ferntree Gully and District in the final today.
In division two, the Goulburn Murray Colts also booked a place in the final after scoring an improbable 19-run win over Wimmera-Mallee.
The Colts were bowled out for 127 batting first, with only Justin Saker (48) able to get going.
But an inspired spell from Shannon Bish (4-16) helped his side bowl Wimmera-Mallee out for 108.
The Colts will take on Emu Valley Cricket in the final today.
Benalla District bounced back from an embarrassing defeat on Wednesday to easily account for Swan Hill District by seven wickets.
Ryan Arians (3-17) was the pick of the bowlers, with Swan Hill only able to muster 139 in its 50 overs.
Simon Holmes (65) and Sam Hazell (52) helped Benalla cruise to 3-173 after its 50 overs.
Meanwhile, Northern Rivers ended its Victorian Bushranger Under-16 Dowling Shield campaign with a heartbreaking quarter-final loss to North West Wizards yesterday.
The Wizards made 6-205 batting first, with Mooroopna’s Laitham Vandermeer (2-31) faring well during his 10 overs.
Northern Rivers fell seven runs short as they were bowled out for 198 in the 48th over.
The under-14 Northern Rivers side is through to today’s preliminary final after overcoming the Wizards by 11 runs.
Northern Rivers made 6-143 during their 40 overs and the Wizards could only muster 6-132 in reply.
Police are appealing for witnesses to an overnight theft at Kialla’s Riverside Plaza.
The Yarrawonga and District Cemetery Trust has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Department of Health to undertake development work at the Yarrawonga cemetery.
Members of Murchison Book Club are hosting a literary lunch with Vivien Achia, author of Marrying Italian — When Love is Not Enough.
Echuca shearer Franky Atkinson has earned himself a return trip to New Zealand next year after an impressive run of performances in shearing competitions.
William Napier, whose remains lie in Rochester cemetery, received the Empire's highest honour for gallantry while fighting for the British army during the Indian Mutiny.
Tongala family hopes for transplant call for six-year-old.
Family of former Seymour man killed in a road crash in Los Angeles before Christmas set up a Melbourne University scholarship in his honour.
Tocumwal's Don Elgin is aiming to compete at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland
The Cancer Council Relay For Life fundraiser is a cause close to the hearts, and feet, of many district residents.
Redgum sculpture is carved at Thompsons Beach, Cobram.
As well as being a massive success, the Deniliquin Lawn Tennis Club's annual Easter tournament featured several locals playing in grand finals.
Murray Goulburn has lifted its milk prices to about $6.66 kg milk solids.
Benalla's Joda Plex was named Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFEs student of the year at her graduation this month.
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