Jets back their bowlers, but Cats dig in

February 08, 2018

After Notre Dame-St Brendan's knocked off Pine Lodge for just 20, Xavier Trevaskis backed up his teammates with a solid performance with the bat.

Potent spells from George Goodman and Cooper Gretton kept Northerners in the hunt against Mooroopna in Cricket Shepparton under-16 A-grade action.

The Jets knew the strength of their bowling line-up and sent their opposition in to bat, yielding immediate success.

Goodman claimed the scalp of Mooroopna’s Darcy Russell early, just one of his four wickets for the day.

The Northerners gun had only 18 runs scored off him for the day, while Gretton’s 3-17 also made him an integral bowler.

His most important scalp was Mooroopna opener Josh Robertson.

While wickets fell around him, Robertson continued to lead the innings with 56 and help his side set the Jets 168 for victory on day two.

Zachary Hallum’s 24 was integral late in the innings, with Tom Barnes also chiming in with 20 runs.

Notre Dame-St Brendan’s is in strong contention for this year’s title and for good reason.

In a one-sided day, Pine Lodge was forced to toil hard against its higher-ranked opposition.

But the might of players developing their trade in the Haisman Shield showed in the junior competition.

Before taking 4-32 against Old Students, Aidan Lloyd was in stellar form in the morning as he finished with figures of 4-6.

Teammates Ethan Baxter (1-0), Patrick Cormican (1-1) and Connor Hangan (0-3) were responsible for keeping Pine Lodge to just 20 runs.

Pine Lodge had more success in the field, able to knock off four Notre Dame-St Brendan’s batsmen.

But with Mitch Trevaskis prominent with his 32 and Andrew Lloyd steady with 25, their side reached 4-108 at stumps.

Tatura is 1-30 in its chase of Euroa’s 131, as opener Blake Armstrong looks to build on his 23 not out.

The top side made a dominant start, cleaning up Euroa’s openers cheaply.

But Lachlan Hill got set at the crease, nudging three balls to the boundary on his way to 35.

Most of Tatura’s side had its chance to send a few deliveries down with Tyler Morritt the pick of the bowlers, having snared three wickets.

Bailey Archer was also impressive with the ball, as were Sean McAllister, Tom Janke and Will Russell.

Karramomus Red produced a well-rounded batting performance to make its way to 6-240 against Shepparton United.

Cooper Delahey and Zac Groombridge both brought up half-centuries, with neither struggling to find the boundary.

Jayden Dhosi, Jaxon Thomas and Billy Jones all enjoyed their time at the crease, while Xavier Daniel was the only United bowler to snare multiple wickets.

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