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Lions roar to skittle United for outright

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February 26, 2018

Undera enters the B-grade finals series in red-hot form after securing an outright victory against Shepparton United.

Undera enters the B-grade finals series in red-hot form after securing an outright victory against Shepparton United.

If keeping United to 54 runs in the first innings was not impressive enough, the Lions needed even less time to clean up their opposition and take an outright victory.

Shepparton United’s bowlers were able to keep Undera’s top order at bay as Lee Menhenett helped have the Lions in trouble at 4-14.

But Steven Valentin stood up in the middle order with a solid 34.

Bayden Bailey, Paul Wickham and John Valentin all made valuable contributions and Brenton Campbell chose to declare at 7-124.

Twenty-two overs later an outright victory was secured with United bowled out for 41.

John Valentin did the most damage with the ball, finishing with 3-12 and Steven Valentin claimed two scalps.

A first innings century from Tatura’s Thomas Casey was never going to be easy for Central Park-St Brendan’s to counteract.

On the hunt for 305, it was Russell Sheriff who top scored with 62 runs.

Thomas Ryan was also handy with 31, but Tatura’s Heath Fidock yet again kept the opposition in check.

With a stirling five-wicket haul while going for 23 runs, Fidock brought his season’s tally to 15 wickets as the Tigers were all out for 165.

Karramomus proved too difficult an opposition for Old Students, with the Students dismissed for 86.

Sam Green bagged himself four wickets as Luke Sibley showed plenty of discipline with the ball to take two of his own.

Euroa’s Brad Gleeson is in ideal form to cause trouble in finals, finishing with impressive figures of 4-14 against Northerners.

Euroa kept the Jets to 111 after posting 309.

Dylan Cox took four wickets for Numurkah, but he could not stop Kyabram’s Lukas Hanslow.

Hanslow surged to 89 in a knock that included 13 fours, with the Redbacks easily passing the 114 the Blues set.

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