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Invergordon goes ballistic with bat to hammer United

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February 19, 2018

Invergordon showed exactly why it is on top of the SJ Perry Shield ladder with a dominating display against Shepparton United on Saturday.

Invergordon showed exactly why it is on top of the SJ Perry Shield ladder with a dominating display against Shepparton United on Saturday.

First it ripped through the United batting line-up in 43 overs, keeping it to just 95.

Travis Murdoch led the way with 4-25 off his 15 overs, while Chris Giblin fought on admirably for United with an unbeaten 28.

But United’s fight ended there as Invergordon absolutely smashed the opposition bowlers all over the park.

It made 7-271 in a mere 34 overs, a run-rate just less than eight an over.

Luke Riordan was the star, hitting 17 fours and eight sixes in a massive knock of 131.

Joining him among the runs were Harley Green (44 not out), Murdoch (32) and Patrick Riordan (21).

In a battle of teams outside finals contention, Undera beat up on Tatura to lead by 127 runs after an innings each.

Tatura was skittled for just 39 as Corey Turvey helped himself to five wickets.

In response Undera put the hammer down, smashing 166 from 42 overs.

Jack Hajro made 60 to lead the scoring, while Tatura’s Tyler Maher took 5-26.

Murchison batted first against Numurkah and got through its 80 overs, scoring a particularly patient 9-149.

Jai Bailey led the batsmen with 26 and Jason Verhoeven produced brilliantly economical figures of 3-32 from 28 overs including 15 maidens.

In Euroa, the home side locked up the points against Dhurringile, making 145 before tearing through the visitors for just 37.

Kyabram batted first against Karramomus and made 149, with Jason Leocata’s 28 the pick of the batsmen.

Will Hemming fought hard for the Bloods, picking up 5-42.

And in response they looked ominous with the bat, 0-39 at stumps with Callan Mears in form at 26 not out.

Geoff Wood’s 62 highlighted Mooroopna’s 171 against Toolamba.

Greg Watts starred for Toolamba with 4-37, his side 0-24 at stumps.

In Whitelock Shield play, Kyabram thrashed Toolamba to the tune of 10 wickets.

The Redbacks tore through their opposition for 43 and needed just four overs to chase down the target, with Wayne O’Neill scoring the bulk of the runs with 38 not out.

Top side Katandra was paced by a pair of unbeaten 83s from Sioeli Makalio and Ross Hopkins.

After making 3-199, Katandra bowled Northerners out for 105, with Kieran Humphrey and James McBain each making 27.

At Leon Heath Oval, Mooroopna batted first against Pine Lodge, but could only muster 56 before being bowled out.

Pine Lodge sped to the win inside 10 overs with Travis Knight’s unbeaten 46 completing a strong day after bowling figures of 2-0 from 2.2 overs.

And Central Park-St Brendan’s stayed in second place on the E-grade ladder with a seven-wicket win against Old Students.

The Students set 116 batting first with Scott Chandler (33) and Jason Wild (29) batting well.

But the Tigers, led by Graham Sylvester (43 not out) and Peter Hogeboom (29) tracked down the total in 25 overs.

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