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Tatura turns the tables on the Eagles

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January 14, 2017

Tatura was sensationally bowled out twice in a day by Katandra last month, consigning the Cricket Shepparton side to an outright defeat.

What a difference a few weeks can make.

Tatura was sensationally bowled out twice in a day by Katandra last month, consigning the Cricket Shepparton side to an outright defeat.

English import Elliot Richardson tore through Tatura’s batting line-up, taking 15 of its 20 wickets.

But the tables were turned on Thursday night, with Tatura winning its Twenty20 clash with the Eagles at Howley Oval.

Led by Michael Peters, who was on loan from Nathalia, Katandra was bowled out for 149 in the 19th over after winning the toss and batting.

Peters (65) was the only batsmen to pass 20, as Michael Archer (3-15) cleaned up for Tatura.

Tom Vibert and youngsters Rajiv Singh and Cade Dealy picked up two wickets each.

Despite the Eagles boasting an impressive bowling attack, Tatura passed the target with nine balls to spare.

Mathew Cornwall and Tyrone Downie hit 42 each to spearhead Tatura to 7-151.

At Kialla Recreation Reserve, a near full-strength Central Park-St Brendan’s team defeated Old Students by four wickets.

Tyson McKenzie starred for the Students with an unbeaten 70 as they finished their 20 overs at 7-139 after being sent into bat.

Playing coach Daniel Coombs (31) combined well with McKenzie, but Tigers quick Tom Chalkley was the destroyer with outstanding figures of 4-14. Captain Ramadan Yze (32) and Brendan Scott (28) led Central Park-St Brendan’s to victory after 19 overs as the Tigers finished on 6-142.

Karramomus scored at 10-an-over as it pulled off a stunning three-wicket win over Shepparton United. United put 8-179 on the board after the Bloods elected to bowl first, with Josh Lawrence (65) and Rehan Bari (45) putting on a 103-run opening stand.

Stuart Turner was the pick of the Karramomus bowlers with 3-14.

But the decision to send United in paid off for the Bloods as they smashed their way to 7-181 with 13 balls to spare.

Andrew Squires, who was on loan from Greta, was the star for Karramomus as he hit a match-winning 74 from 35 balls, while Rob Salter and Luke Forge scored 33 each.

The Bloods stumbled late after being 1-120, but Forge stuck around to see them home.

In the lower grade games, Mooroopna accounted for Shepparton United, Murchison was too good at home for Toolamba, Central Park-St Brendan’s had the better of the Students and Invergordon upstaged Karramomus at Vibert Reserve.

Round two of the Twenty20 competition will be played this Thursday.

All games start at 5.30pm.

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