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.’’
Coca-Cola Amatil has confirmed it will be pressing on with its $100 million redevelopment of SPC Ardmona.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
A snake was spotted this afternoon.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
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