Hawks fly high over Bombers

November 01, 2017

In Murray Valley Cricket Association Premier Grade on Saturday, second placed Barooga claimed victory in a match reduced to 36 overs a side against Waaia.

The Bombers batted first at Barooga Recreation Reserve, finding their way to 8-119 thanks to a grinding 37 from 72 deliveries from Brayden Carey.

It was a team bowling performance from the Hawks, with three bowlers taking two wickets.

Opening batter Riley Gow followed up his unbeaten century last week with another top score on Saturday, reaching 41 from 75 balls before losing his wicket to Greg Meyland.

Meyland claimed four victims in six overs for just 18 runs for the Bombers, but it was not enough to stifle the Hawks, who eventually passed the required total for the loss of six wickets before going on to make 8-138.

Cobram-Yarroweyah United found a reason to celebrate for the first time this season, defeating Finley by 48 runs.

United can thank two of their players mostly for the win, with Kane Goldsworthy (43 runs and 4-28) and Josh Kneebone (23 not out and 4-19) putting in outstanding all-round matches.

Russell Stockdale hit 38 runs to help Finley get off to a great start in search of the 165 needed for victory, but none of his teammates were able to push on and the side succumbed for just 116.

The final match of the round had ladder leader Nathalia comfortably defeating Katamatite.

The Purples made 3-224 after being sent in by the Tigers before restricting the home side to 5-172.

Rhys Tierney (44) and Shannon Pool (43 not out) worked hard for Katamatite with the bat, but in the end it was to no avail.

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