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Redbacks will be hoping Young hearts run free

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November 03, 2017

Alec Young’s team is aiming for a fourth win in five starts this season when they host winless Shepparton United at Kyabram Recreation Reserve.

Kyabram will be hoping tomorrow’s clash is not as difficult on the heart as last week’s match with Tatura.

The Redbacks did cricket’s equivalent of escaping from Alcatraz when they won a Haisman Shield thriller last Saturday.

Alec Young’s team is aiming for a fourth win in five starts this season when they host winless Shepparton United at Kyabram Recreation Reserve.

Young was an integral figure in Kyabram’s incredible one-wicket win, as he smashed 51 after the Redbacks were 6-78 chasing Tatura’s 8-198.

The skipper also chipped in with a wicket of his own to claim man-of-the-match honours.

Young has had a standout season to date, with a batting average of 84 and has taken five wickets, including four scalps in round two against Karramomus.

The Redbacks’ batting line-up is shaping as one of the best in Cricket Shepparton, with English import Eliot Callis capable of scoring big runs.

Callis has played two first-class games in English County Cricket, underlining his serious talent.

No.3 batsman Kyle Mueller will be looking to get back to the blazing form of when he smashed an unbeaten century under lights against Mooroopna in round one.

In his last three games, Mueller has managed scores of 0, 24 and 17, but is close to unstoppable once he gets going.

United will be looking to ramp up the pressure from its bowling attack to stop Kyabram getting away.

Teenager Harry Tonks, Sam Nash, captain Dwain Vidler and Travis Blackwell all have the capabilities to bag a haul of wickets.

Vidler and Blackwell have the experience and will be eager to show the way for Tonks and Nash as United looks to snap a seven-game streak without a win, dating back to January 28, when it defeated Northerners in round 10 last season.

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