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 asking for information about an assault in Shepparton that left a man with serious facial injuries and broken bones last month.
The 2014 Yarrawonga Mulwala Multisport Festival has been hailed a huge success by organisers and participants alike.
The fifth annual King Billy Retreat Open Garden Party will be held at Rushworth on Saturday and Sunday, October 25-26, from 10 am to 4 pm.
Emily Umbers has been helping members of the Maasai community to get a toilet.
St Joseph’s Primary School students took part in an extended after-school stay.
Accusations of bullying, disrespect and dangerous conduct.
A great day brought big numbers to Station St in Seymour.
Finley's Mark Whiley has been traded from the GWS Giants to Carlton - the club he has supported all his life.
Nominations are being sought for the annual Axedale CWA community youth award.
Access to Ulupna Island has been blocked at key points, leaving local residents and businesses rallying for a re-opening in a bid to save tourism dollars.
Deniliquin McDonald's raised more than $1300 for McHappy Day on Saturday.
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Alma Nungarrayi Granites is the most successful of the Warlukurlangu artists who still live at Yuendumu and enjoys teaching children about aboriginal culture and art.
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