Cricket Shepparton's under-16A team has accounted for Bendigo by nine wickets to post its second Junior Country Week win.OLIVER CAFFREY January 8, 2014 4:05am
Cricket Shepparton’s under-16A team stormed to its second commanding win at Junior Country Week, thrashing Bendigo by nine wickets at Tatura yesterday.
Another fearsome bowling performance had Bendigo out for 55 in the 33rd over after the travelling side won the toss and batted.
Despite losing Sam Allen on the first ball of the chase, skipper Joel Brett (43 retired) and vice-captain Anthony Andronaco (14 retired) steadied the ship to guide Shepparton past the total in the 12th over.
Coach Ian Petherick said only chasing 56 to win was a ‘‘dream total’’ for Shepparton.
‘‘We tossed a few things about, we opened the bowling with Matt Cline and Joel Brett, which pretty much worked for us,’’ Petherick said.
‘‘It was set up by our bowling and fielding, we probably picked up at about 10 to 15 per cent on yesterday when we felt like we were a bit rusty, but today we hit our straps early on.
‘‘We sort of knew Bendigo relied heavily on their top three bats (Beauden) Rinaldi, Jack Neylon and Ryan Hartley, so we thought if we grab a couple of those guys early it would put pressure on the rest of them to make runs.’’
Cline and Brett kept it tight early, but it was Mooroopna off-spinner Jack Moroney who again grabbed the wickets.
Moroney backed up his six-wicket haul on Monday with 3-9 from his six overs yesterday.
He now has an average of 3.1 to start the carnival.
Sam Nash picked up two wickets, while the remaining wickets were shared between Brett, Jess Petherick, Angus Eaton and Tom Burke.
Petherick said the dominant performance had Shepparton perfectly placed for a shot at defending its crown in tomorrow’s final.
‘‘Obviously Bendigo have had a couple of off days and we know they’re a quality opposition and they’re probably better than what they’ve shown,’’ he said.
‘‘The carrot’s in front of them now, if they can pull off another win tomorrow, they’ll be in the final up in Cobram on Thursday.’’
The Bureau of Meteorology has released a severe weather warning for regions that include Shepparton. It includes damaging winds and the potential for flash flooding.
Pete O’Neill and Abby Hicks are national champions at the completion of the 2015 Australian Barefoot Championships held last week.
GVAC women Rachel Pratt and Jacquie Fitzpatrick showed the men, and the large crowd at Rushworth Speedway on Saturday, March 28, they have what it takes when competing in the men’s classes.
Two international backpackers have taken aim at contractors who hired them to pick fruit in the region without payment.
Rochester boxing coach Chris Trewin and his team of dedicated trainers have been hitting the bag for more than six months and the results are beginning to show.
Local MP calls for community applications
A special event will take place at Pioneer Park on Sunday.
Jerilderie's born and bred Madeleine Harris has been recognised for her banking and finance career
Concerned Costerfield residents had the chance to voice their antimony health concerns last week after an independent facilitator was appointed.
Strathmerton clinched a win in the high-scoring game against Mathoura on the weekend in the PDFL North West competition.
Deniliquin swimming dynamo Stephen Dalzell has finished 13th overall in his preferred event at the Australian Age Championships.
Murray Goulburn Co-operative has set a date for a special meeting to vote on a new capital structure.
Emergency services are on scene of a two-car crash on the Midland Hwy, near Benalla. Two people have died. Traffic is being diverted.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.