Barooga on way to taking honours

January 20, 2017

Justin Maley ripped through Katamatite’s batting order.

Barooga will be looking to extend its lead at the top of the Murray Valley Cricket Association premier division after Justin Maley’s emphatic round 12 seven-wicket haul.

The fast bowler ripped through Katamatite’s batting order, taking 7-53 in 19 overs, including seven maidens and five of the top six scalps.

Brad Parnell was the Tigers’ best with the bat scoring 30, while no-one else managed to pass 15.

Barooga is well on its way to another victory as it resumes tomorrow at 2-81.

Meanwhile, across the Murray River, Deniliquin Rhinos have some work to do resuming at 3-38 chasing Cobram’s 149.

Ashley Germano (11) and Brodie Bennett (0) return to the middle needing to knuckle down for the Rhinos.

Finley will take to the pitch in an attempt to fight off an outright loss as its miserable season continues.

The bottom side opened the batting as Daniel Hibberd (41) and Russell Stockdale (17) seemingly got their side off to a decent start.

However, only 19 more runs followed from the other nine batsmen as Nathalia’s Ash Quinn ripped through the middle order to take 6-24, restricting the home side to just 80.

Nathalia has already banked first innings points after declaring at 8-116, while Finley returns to the crease tomorrow 17 runs behind.

Quinn, Luke Carter, Liam Evans and Eddie Watson will be hoping their Nathalia side can quickly earn outright points and put their feet up after a busy four days representing Murray Valley at Bendigo Country Week.

In the round’s other game, Cobram-Yarroweyah United is 7-111 at stumps as it looks to claim outright victory against Katunga.

Kane Goldsworthy was United’s best with the ball, ploughing through Katunga’s batting line-up on his way to 5-14 off 12 overs.

Waaia has the bye.

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