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.
Water has been returned to Kinnairds and Black wetlands to help with their revitalisation after bushfire damaged them in February.
More than 2200 people have signed up to show their support for a campaign to have the green route chosen for the new Yarrawonga Mulwala bridge.
Members of Murchison Book Club are hosting a literary lunch with Vivien Achia, author of Marrying Italian — When Love is Not Enough.
Matches were split up over Good Friday and Easter Saturday throughout the region.
Painter Ben Winspear and Scott Wileman will create new works as the public look on during the at Rochester Art Exhibition.
Kyabram Bombers have the chance to beat Rochester under light for the first time this Friday evening.
Lions star recruit had a tough introduction to the GVFL.
Tocumwal's Don Elgin is aiming to compete at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland
Eighty residents at a forum determined the Heathcote Community Plan was on track but need some fine tuning.
Cobram skate park hosts skateboarding and music for youth week.
Senior state minister Adrian Piccoli reaquainted himself with Deniliquin yesterday, leaving Deniliquin Counil hopeful it has an ally in him.
With his blue eyes and snow-coloured coat, Nanneella horse Sinatra has looks worthy of a fairytale.
Fourteen-year-old Benalla girl Jaimee Linke will launch her debut novel next month.
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