Panther, Worm pounce to destroy bats

October 23, 2017

Pace: Sean McCallister was blowing hard as he attempts to run between the wickets.

Shane Warne or Tristan Murray?: Karramomus icon Tristan Murray delivers yet another peach on Saturday.

Rob-ing Karra to pay Tatura: Tatura's Hamish Roberts goes whack for the visitors during an emphatic spell at the crease.

Tatura is the only undefeated team in the Clyde Young Shield after three rounds.

Playing at Vibert Reserve, the league leader was sensational with the ball, restricting the hosts to 81 off 27.1 overs.

Jarred Panther and Louis Worm tore through Karramomus’ batting line-up both snaring four-wicket hauls in a dominant display.

Panther, off nine overs, finished with figures of 4-22, ensuring he had a helping hand in four of the first five wickets, while Worm finished at 4-27.

The latter’s first wicket came when he caught Michael Mandaradoni lbw on 15, before wreaking havoc through the tail end.

The Bloods found themselves at 4-32 at one stage, before then losing an additional three wickets for just one run.

Tatura finished at 5-84, comfortably clawing their way to the top of the table.

Second-placed Central Park-St Brendan’s successfully chased down Undera’s total of 7-139 on Saturday.

Playing at Undera, the hosts won the toss and elected to bat first, allowing Matt Wishart to top score for his side with an unbeaten 52.

However, with Wishart left to do it alone the hosts’ total was not enough as the Tigers eventually cruised home to victory, finishing on 5-141 off 32 overs.

Opening batsmen Xavier Chalkley (38) and Tom Ryan (25) top-scored for the Tigers, establishing a 69-run partnership, ensuring the visitors would get off to a rather decent start.

However, the visitors lost two for four runs soon after, but Andrew Lloyd and Patrick Cormican steered the eventual winners home.

Katandra’s opening total of 9-178 was too much for Kyabram as the Redbacks fell five runs short of the required total.

The Eagles now sit in third position, while their opponents are one game outside the top six in eighth.

In a battle between the competition’s two cellar-dwellers, Numurkah and Old Students went head-to-head and it was the latter that now remains on the bottom.

The Blues opened the batting and finished on 5-220, with Brad Noughton leading the charge, bowing out on 87.

Despite letting 73 runs go, Jag Singh was the Students’ best, claiming three scalps.

However, Reydan Lacuin’s four-wicket haul for the Blues proved crucial in helping bowl out Students for just 176 runs.

While most of Euroa had their eyes on the Caulfield Cup there was still cricket to be played at John Gray Oval against Mooroopna and Boom Time’s win did not distract the eventual winners.

Euroa batted first to finish on 8-200 in an even team performance with the willow, before defending that total comfortably, making light work of Mooroopna.

The Cats were bowled out after 37.4 overs for 130, with only two batsmen making more than 15 runs.

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