Old Students team to beat

February 15, 2017

Old Students will enter the semi-final stage of the Cricket Shepparton under-14 A-grade competition with an unblemished record after easily chasing down Karramomus’ small total of 8-144.

Young star Connor Hangan’s 41 retired completed a man of the match performance after the all-rounder ripped through the Bloods last week with 5-12.

Callum Walton supported Hangan well, also retiring after reaching 40 in Students’ final score of 6-195.

Jayden Dhosi led the bowling for Karramomus, taking 3-30 from his six overs.

Meanwhile, Notre Dame-St Brendan’s booked its spot in the finals after almost falling to the bottom side at the final hurdle.

The Tigers were cruising at 3-114 in reply to Numurkah’s 6-127, thanks largely to Patrick Cormican (46) and Steele Simpson (38), before losing 7-23 and crumbling to 137 all out, just enough to claim victory and keep them in fourth.

Blues opening bowler Taigh Powles provided the catalyst for the collapse with outstanding figures of 4-5 from eight overs, including five maidens.

In the other match of the round, Euroa produced a team bowling effort, with three players taking two wickets each, to out Mooroopna for 118 and secure a 50-run victory.

Cats wicketkeeper Josh Robertson starred with the bat, returning at number 11 after retiring before falling as the last man out on 57.

Sunday’s semi-final action has Old Students facing the Notre Dame-St Brendan’s at Kialla Main Oval, while the Bloods will host Euroa at Vibert Reserve.

Under-14 B-grade semi-final berths were also decided on the weekend, with Northerners slated to host Shepparton United at Bunbartha Recreation Reserve, while Tatura will clash with Pine Lodge at Howley Oval.

Tatura reached the finals after crushing Cricket Shepparton’s under-16 female team.

The girls made 41 and 37 in their two digs, but in between Tatura went to town, amassing 5-301 declared including each of the top four retiring at 40.

Captain Will Russell led the way with 43, Cooper Daniels scored 42, Xavier Hutchison reached 41 and Harry Trevaskis hit 40.

Unbeaten premiership favourite Northerners also had a strong win to tune up for finals, defeating Karramomus by 82 runs.

Opener Brock Austin and number four Harvey Walker reached 40 in the Jets’ total of 9-184.

Agammjot Singh snared 3-8 from four overs as Karra’s eighth bowler used.

Sunday’s matches across both grades will begin at 9.30am.

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