Mooroopna coach Brendan Kenna has been left extremely disappointed after Mooroopna was bundled out of the Twenty20 regional statewide final on Sunday by Warrenbayne.OLIVER CAFFREY December 18, 2013 4:05am
Mooroopna coach Brendan Kenna said his side let the club and the entire Cricket Shepparton association down with its performance against Warrenbayne in the Twenty20 regional statewide final on Sunday.
The Cats’ inspired Twenty20 season was all but over when they dramatically collapsed to 6-11 after five overs chasing Warrenbayne’s 108.
Warrenbayne youngster Fintan Brazil (5-8) ripped through the Cats’ top-order at Benalla Gardens Oval during his three-over spell, having figures of 5-1 at one stage.
Kenna said the effort from his side was unacceptable, with the majority of the Cats’ batsmen throwing their wicket away.
‘‘We not only let Mooroopna down, but we let down the entire Cricket Shepparton association by getting to the last two country sides in the competition and then playing a poor game like that,’’ Kenna said.
‘‘Our top four bats all played shots that weren’t required and unnecessary for the situation; the run rate required wasn’t a factor, we were only chasing 108.
‘‘Brodie McDonald and Paul Wickham put together a mini fightback, and even at that stage, I thought we were a chance of getting up, but again, it was inadequate shot selections.’’
Kenna said he was pleased with restricting Warrenbayne to 108, but errors in the field contributed to the Cats giving away 20 extras.
‘‘Twenty-odd extras is pretty unacceptable in A-grade cricket, in reality we should’ve only been chasing 80-odd,’’ he said.
Warrenbayne skipper Rhett Wooley said he was rapt with the team’s effort on the day, particularly in the field.
‘‘We had a talk about our cricket before the game, we haven’t been playing our best cricket lately, but we turned the corner with that result,’’ Wooley said.
Wooley said his side was confident of being able to defend the total after winning the toss and batting first.
‘‘We would’ve rather had more runs, but in those sort of games, if you have runs on the board and you can get some wickets early, the pressure really starts to build on the opposition,’’ he said.
‘‘Our bats were steady right from the top, everyone contributed, but there was no standout score.’’
Warrenbayne’s next Twenty20 statewide assignment will be against Mornington Peninsula Association side Baden Powell at Benalla Gardens Oval on January 12.
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