Minor premiership hangs in balance

February 17, 2017

Good figures: Spinner Justin Maley took 4/39 for Barooga.

With only one more round to go, Cobram could secure top spot at Barooga during tomorrow’s Murray Valley Cricket Association matches.

Second-placed Barooga won the toss and elected to send its rivals in, but that decision may backfire.

Cobram set Barooga 149 to chase, but a poor 15 overs to end day one has the hosts on the back foot at 3-19.

Justin Maley and Joel Cahir were the pick of the bowlers for the home side, taking four wickets apiece.

Meanwhile, fifth-placed Deniliquin Rhinos travel to Nathalia seeking to defend 172.

Brad Todd top scored for the Rhinos, hitting four fours and one six on his way to 38, before being bowled by Liam Evans.

The Nathalia paceman proved a handful for the Rhinos’ middle order, claiming four straight wickets during his 27 overs.

Nathalia sits third and a comprehensive victory could lift it to second if results fall in its favour.

Bottom side Finley travelled to Waaia in search of its first win of the season, but things look bleak.

The visitors head into day two at 4-31 and trail by 16 runs after they were initially bowled out for 100.

Greg Meyland tore through Finley’s batting order, taking 5-19 in just 5.1 overs.

With nothing to play for and terribly hot conditions last Saturday, Katunga and Katamatite reached a gentlemen’s agreement to play their match as a one-day game tomorrow.

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