Redbacks venomous on hapless United

November 06, 2017

It was a demolition job at Kyabram Recreation Reserve on Saturday.

It was a demolition job at Kyabram Recreation Reserve on Saturday.

The Redbacks have been in some scintialling form this season, while Shepparton United is yet to taste victory.

Knowing all of that, it shaped as a one-sided Haisman Shield match and so it proved.

Kyabram skipper Alec Young won the toss and sent United into bat, with the visitors never getting going.

Opening bowlers Curtis Ryan and Charlie McLay were proving difficult to get away as they took wickets and kept runs to a minimum.

Ryan has bowled well this season without taking a big bag of wickets, but made up for it with figures of 5-20.

When star batsman Chris Rendina was dismissed for 13, United was 6-27 and in all sorts of trouble.

The only real resistance came from young A-grade debutante Will Jackson, who finished not out on 25 batting at No.8.

Jackson was one of only three United players to reach double figures, along with Rendina and Sam Nash.

With the result assured, Kyabram went about making sure the game finished early, as the Redbacks powered to a seven-wicket victory in the 19th over.

No Kyabram player made a huge score, but Kyle Fitzgerald finished unbeaten on 26 for a fourth victory of the season, placing the Redbacks in equal second on the ladder.

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