Hanging out for a decision

February 16, 2018

Katandra import Scott Richardson (right) is the subject of an appeal over Cricket Shepparton's decision to strip the B-grade team of 10 points.

Katandra’s Clyde Young Shield fate will be known on Monday night.

The Eagles are appealing a Cricket Shepparton decision that stripped them of 10 points after finding import Scott Richardson was ineligible to take the field in the B-grade clash against Northerners last weekend.

Richardson took 12 wickets in a day to spearhead his side’s outright victory and Katandra is confident he was under the association’s points threshold and therefore qualified to play in the match.

The appeal will be heard at Cricket Shepparton’s executive meeting.

●A tribunal meeting was also heard on Wednesday night to deal with reports emanating from a round 12 D-grade match between Undera and Murchison.

Lions pair Rick Heathcote and David Balfour were each reported for use of threatening and insulting language towards an umpire, abusing an umpire and disputing an umpire’s decision.

Heathcote pleaded guilty to the latter two charges and not guilty to the first and has been suspended for two matches.

Balfour pleaded not guilty to all charges, but was found guilty of the latter two and has been handed a one-match suspension with another match suspended until the end of next season.

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