By Dillon Shelley
IN A Cricket Shepparton B Grade one-day match that unfolded at an engaging pace, Central Park St Brendans (CPSTB) secured a well-fought victory against Mooroopna.
CPSTB won the toss and chose to bowl, a decision that paid off as they showcased remarkable bowling prowess. Mooroopna’s batting order struggled to find their footing, with early wickets falling rapidly. The opening partnership of Paul McDonald and Jordan Wiggins was dismantled early, thanks to Rory Duffy and Ethan Beck’s excellent bowling. The batsmen faced difficulties, unable to maintain high run rates. Simon D’Elia was the saving grace for Mooroopna with a determined knock of 34 runs.
In response, CPSTB displayed a resilient batting performance, thanks to Jarrod Wakeling and Andrew Boyington’s efforts. Although they lost some wickets along the way, they managed to chase down the target with relative ease. Jarrod Wakeling’s 22 and Andrew Boyington’s 32 stood out as the team reached a total of 94 for the loss of 5 wickets in 30 overs.
Meanwhile in the Haisman Shield, the A Grade games unfolded with excitement and fierce competition.
Northerners faced Katandra. Northerners posted a total of 61 runs in reply to Katandra who displayed an impressive batting performance, reaching 197 runs.
Shepparton Youth Club United took on Tatura. Shepparton Youth Club United notched up a total of 213 runs, ultimately prevailing over Tatura, who scored 186 runs.
Numurkah squared off against Kyabram. Numurkah posted a competitive total of 165 runs, while Kyabram fell short, finishing at 136 runs.
Nagambie challenged Old Students. Nagambie delivered a formidable batting performance, scoring 220 runs. Old Students made an admirable effort but managed only 158 runs in response.
Karramomus engaged in a lower-scoring encounter with Waaia. Waaia secured victory by successfully defending their total of 97 runs, while Karramomus managed 96 runs.