Central Park-St Brendan’s veteran Cameron McGregor may have to put talks of retirement on hold once more.
The 47-year-old Tiger nearly hung up his spikes at the end of last season, but decided to go around one more time to play alongside daughter Arnika in the Jim McGregor Shield C-grade competition.
McGregor showed there was still plenty left in the tank on Saturday though, with an outstanding all-round performance against Karramomus.
After coming in at second-drop, McGregor flayed the Bloods to all parts of Victory Park on the way to his first ton for the Tigers, finishing with 102.
He then helped dismiss the Bloods with the ball, taking 3-20 from four overs.
Xavier Trevaskis (54 not out) and David Keenan (44) had earlier helped McGregor compile an imposing 7-259, with Lachlan Keady’s 2-28 the best figures for the Bloods.
Another Tiger veteran in Peter Holland also showed he could still rout a tail with the best of them, turning some good backyard cricket form into figures of 2-20 in his first match of the season.
Cooper Delahey (30) and Lachlan Kerr (31 not out) showed plenty of fight for the away side, but could only help the Bloods to a total of 154.
At Mooroopna Main Oval, the Cats bowled tight spells to restrict Tatura’s scoring ability — eventually dismissing the away side for 77 in the penultimate over.
Reilly Young (3-14), Josh Catalano (2-9) and Ryan Neil (2-10) took the most rewards from the performance.
Tatura defended the small total well, making regular inroads into Mooroopna’s batting line-up, but could not stop the home side from claiming victory in the 21st over with four wickets in hand.
The clash between Euroa and Dookie at Memorial Oval was called off during the change of innings after the away side had been dismissed for 100.
Extras top-scored for Dookie with 32, while Travis Guppy (25) compiled the highest score with the bat.
Mitch Millar (3-17) and Nick Dowell (3-22) both claimed three wickets with the ball.