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.
Leukaemia diagnosis for Shepparton boy Travis Lamont, 17, hits his family hard.
Yarrawonga Football Netball Club senior footballer Jeremy O’Brien celebrated his 200th senior Ovens and Murray Football Netball League game against the Wodonga Bulldogs on Saturday.
The trip to Deakin Reserve pitted the fourth-placed Bulldogs up against sixth-placed Demons in a vital match to consolidate a finals berth.
Deputy Premier Peter Ryan and Deputy Nationals leader Peter Walsh are expected to make a significant and long-awaited bridge announcement tomorrow.
Sergeant Dale Simm of Rochester police is warning the public to be wary of phone calls offering all sorts of great prizes.
100 days at Tongala Primary.
Mark Grainger cannot believe his luck after suffering a heart attack on the day a new drug was approved to be administered by paramedics.
A man who attempted, but failed miserebly, to rob the Tocumwal Pie Shed is still on the run from police.
District residents judge the top releases from the Heathcote wine region during the second annual Heathcote Wine Show on the weekend.
A sporting precinct has emerged as the main driver behind merger of Cobram and Victory soccer clubs.
A top-three finish is on the cards for the Deni Rovers after they knocked off Jerilderie on Saturday.
Innovative irrigators are being encouraged to apply for a 2014 Rural Water Award and the chance to win a $2000 cash prize.
Three Benalla residents are speaking up to bring the issue of youth homelessness into the spotlight.
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