Game there for the taking

November 27, 2017

The Clyde Young Shield game between Mooroopna and Old Students is in the balance after day one.

The Clyde Young Shield game between Mooroopna and Old Students is in the balance after day one.

The Cats posted 171 when they were bowled out in the 55th over as Brendan Sleeth (39), Mathew MaCansh (32) and Dean Rebeiro (31) were in good form.

Deep Achint (5-41) and Brendan Crouch (4-57) ripped through Mooroopna’s order with outstanding spells of bowling.

The Students got to stumps at 4-72, with Dean Johnson (29) and Ankush Sharma (25) contributing.

●Katandra is well-placed after skittling Numurkah for 151 and getting to stumps at 2-49.

Blues skipper Jason Verhoeven fought hard for his 51, while Katandra opening bowler Ryleigh Shannon was on fire with 5-45 and Clayton Simpson chipped in with 3-21.

Andrew Nicholls and Nathan Hickey will return to the crease this Saturday both on 14.

●Kyabram is in dire straits chasing Undera’s mediocre total of 106, collapsing to 5-9 by stumps.

The high-flying Lions struggled their way to 106, but Glenn Campbell top scored with 22 and Matthew McDonald picked up three wickets for Kyabram.

Campbell and Paul Wickham destroyed Kyabram’s top score with five wickets between them.

●Ladder-leader Tatura looks likely to slump to a shock loss against Northerners, going to stumps at 9-70 chasing the Jets’ score of 122.

Tim Brett (46) led the charge for Northerners with the bat, while Brock Austin (4-9) and Brett Sheriff (3-26) went on to do the damage with the ball.

●Central Park-St Brendan’s is on track to secure a win against Shepparton United, with Xavier Chalkley (31 not out) leading the Tigers to 2-56 in pursuit of 125.

Marcus Maher played a big role in the Tigers’ bowling, taking 5-24.

●Euroa has secured first innings points after belting Karramomus on Saturday, with the Magpies smashing their way to 1-117 in reply to 97.

Brad Gleeson claimed 4-23, with Karramomus’ Paul Trevaskis top scoring with 14.

Gleeson (61 not out) and Linton Colclough (52) led the charge in sensational fashion in the chase to give the Magpies a chance to push for an outright result.

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