Lakers cricket round-up

February 21, 2018

Zac Fraser (B Grade)

Max Hemphill wicketkeping in the under 16s.

Geoffrey Montgomery (Under 12 Rams)

Cory Pearn (B Grade)

The Yarrawonga Mulwala Cricket Club has won the Inaugural Central Murray Credit Union Challenge Cup for 2018.

A Grade

The Yarrawonga Mulwala A Grade have bowled Greta out for 112 in WDCA Round 12 action.

Playing at the Greta Recreation Reserve, the Lakers were sent into the field after Greta won the toss and elected to bat.
Jim Irvine took the new ball with instant results with a wicket with the first ball of the day.
Irvine then followed up with the second wicket of the day in his second over.
Greta were able to steady the ship with a partnership of 44 before Irvine claimed his third wicket.
And he followed up with his fourth to have Greta 4 for 52 after 34 overs.
Greta were able to add another 29 runs before the McCabe brother combined with Brock taking a sharp catch off Matt’s bowling.
Corey McIntosh chimed in with the crucial wicket of the hard-hitting Squires for just 8 runs.
The Lakers bowlers bowled brilliantly with the final four wickets falling for just 6 runs.
Irvine claimed the final wicket to finish with 6 for 26 off 16.3 overs. Angus McMillan claimed 2 wickets in his final over to finish with 2 for 16 off 12 overs.
Corey McIntosh took 1 for 15 off 9 overs; Matt McCabe 1 for 12 off 7 overs; while despite being wicketless Brock McCabe bowled 12 overs conceding just 26 runs with Ben Doyle bowling 13 overs for just 10 runs.
With 113 the target for the Lakers to win, the Lakers batted for two overs to round out the day; however lost Reid Clarke to finish 1 for 1 with 75 overs to bat next Saturday at Greta.

B Grade

The B Grade Lakers hosted the Wangaratta Magpies at Stan Hargreaves Oval on Saturday.

Winning the toss the Lakers decided to bat first on what looked like a nice batting surface.
Openers Sam Willett and Jason Cox strode out to the crease to begin the innings and it wasn’t long before Cox was caught for 1 run skying an edge to point the Lakers 1 for 7 and not the start they were looking for.
Cory Pearn then joined Willett at the crease and both batsman began forming a good partnership but Willett was then trapped in front and given out LBW for 12 and the Lakers now at 2 for 45, Pearn and Willett putting together a great partnership of 38 runs.
Pearn was then joined at the crease by another young gun in Zac Fraser together these two batted superbly for the remainder of the 34 overs and leaving the Lakers in a great position at 2 for 124 in their first innings.
Pearn the star remaining on 88 not out and Fraser unbeaten on 12 and batting like he was a veteran of the team, well done to both the boys on a great batting display.
It was the Lakers turn to bowl with Gary Browning returning from injury from one end and Alex Lovel from the other.
Both bowled brilliantly and after 12 overs the Magpies were 4 for 22.
Browning continued bowling as Reece Norman was bought into the attack, with Browning constantly beating the bat and Norman bowling well from the other end the Magpies struggled for runs and looking for the drinks break in the 17th over.
First ball after the drinks break Norman struck with a full toss bowling the batsman making the Magpies 5 for 42 and then only 7 more runs added before Browning grabbed another in his last over caught at first slip by Justin O’Brien making the score 6 for 49 and Browning finishing with the impressive figures of 11 overs 3 for 13.
Cory Pearn was brought into the attack replacing Norman who finished his 6 over spell at 1 for 26 and Lovel was brought back from the other end as Hicks had to leave early.
Pearn bowled well for his 2 over spell finishing with 0 for 9 and Lovel continued bowling brilliantly from the other end claiming another wicket in his first over to have the Magpies 7 for 67.
Trevor Fischer then joined in with Lovel to bowl out the remainder of the overs Lovel claiming another wicket in his 9th over the Magpies in all sorts at 8 for 74 in the 29th over and the Lakers looking to finish the Magpies innings off, but it wasn’t to be as Lovel and Fischer couldn’t get another wicket for the day. Lovel finishing with 4 for 22 from 11 overs, a great bowling display.
Fischer bowling the final 3 overs from his end and finishing with the impressive figures of 0 for 0.
The Lakers in a great position for the 2nd week of the two-day game which will be played on the Sunday starting at 1:30pm.

Under 14 Rams

Yarrawonga Mulwala Rams took to the Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday full of confidence in an effort to chase down Rovers United score of 140.

Jobe Kennedy and Hugh Mullins opened up for the Rams and were put on notice early with some very tight and accurate bowling.  
This tight bowling was in tandem with some excellent fielding and the pressure on the Rams was mounting.
Mr reliable Jobe Kennedy finished off a great game with runs and wickets but unfortunately wickets were falling around him.
2 run outs and some really good bowling saw Yarrawonga slump to 5 for 35 and Mullins ,Fraser,Hicks ,Connell and McCabe were all back in the Pavillion.
Ethan Byrne decided to take action and completed a good game with a solid 9 after taking a few wickets last week.
When Kennedy finally departed for a well-made 22 it was up to Rudy Vodusek and Marcus Von Maaren to hold the fort, which they did vailiantly till Vodusek finally was dismissed.
Yarrawonga Mulwala were all out for 70.
Next Saturday the boys travel to Bright for the final home and away game.
This game is a saturday/sunday game and the boys will be trying very hard to end the year on a winning note.

Under 14 Bulls

The Under 14 Bulls sealed a finals birth with a 20-run victory over Rovers Bruck Red.  

Defending 172 the Bulls did not have it all their own way.  
Dropped chances and inconsistent bowling allowed the Rovers batsmen to find their rhythm hitting regular boundaries.
Caleb Mitchell led the way with an unbelievable caught and bowled.  
Diving forward at full stretch he somehow got his hand under the ball to take an important wicket.  
Next ball he crashed thru the batsmans stumps.  
Missing the hat trick Caleb was still the pick of the bowlers taking 2/2 from 5 overs.
He was well supported by Austin Willett.  
The tweaker opened the bowling completing a great spell of 6 overs 1/8.  
Dillon Kirchen regained some form  taking 1/21.  
It could have been so much better had he had better support in the field.  
Luke Phillips and Tyler Norman were the other wicket takers.  
Jeremy Bramich, Jyda House and Jett Peters kept it tight restricting the opposition to 6/152 off the 42 overs.
Awards thanks to Crusty Loaf Bakery and Yarrawonga Fish and Chips – Jett Peters, Luke Phillips and Oscar Elliott.
The Bulls play their final home and away game at Vic Park this weekend with an outside chance of claiming top spot should they win.

Under 12 Lakers

This week the under 12 Lakers had an earlier than normal start as they made the trek to take in Ovens Valley at Myrtleford.

It was always going to to be a difficult task due to some players availability, but neither the less the boys were keen for a victory.
Tom Coffey took the toss this week and had no hesitation to bat after calling correctly.
Caleb Tanner and Jesse Brogan got the innings of the a flying start against some quality bowling, Jesse managed the hit the boundary with a fine pull shot before he was bowled for 5.
His dismissal brought Jobe Fraser to the crease and he batted brilliantly again, hitting 1 for and 1 towering 6 in before he was unfortunately ran out for 17.
Tom Coffey was also one not to waste to much time dispatching his first ball for 4, then to be bowlied two balls later.
Jesse McDonald and Daniel O’Brien were two other batsman to remain not out on 2 and 5 respectively.
Also special mention to Benny Coffey who got an opportunity to play his first game and didn’t disappoint, he batted well above his age (which is 8) to take our score to 82 before he to was ran out for 2.
With 82 runs on the board we needed to bowl and field extremely well. This task was going to prove difficult with the Ovens Valley batsman show class and punished any loose delivery to the boundary.
It wasn’t until the twelve over before we managed to take a wicket with Levi Saunders pouncing on a caught and bowled opportunity.
However they keeped their heads up and tried hard all day to make some inroads on the opposition but were unsuccessful with the Ovens Valley boys going on the make 1 for 93 from their 20 overs.
Awards this week went to Levi Saunders, Jesse Brogan, Tom Coffey and Ben Coffey.

Under 12 Bulls

The YMCC Bulls left the dry country and headed to the lush King Valley to take on Greta at the Moyhu Recreation Reserve.  

Winning the toss, the captain of the day Ollie Connell elected to bowl to make the most of the lovely scenery early.   
The Bulls bowled well taking 6 wickets with one catch being taken by Cohen Cuskelly and 5 bowled wickets.
With all bowling well, Darby Mullins took 2, Ollie Connell 2, and singles to Cohen Cuskelly and Bodhi Leonard.
A good job restricting the strong Greta line up to 6/121.
The young Bulls started well with the bat, Maya Hargreaves and Bodhi Leonard looked good in the opening positions until Bodhi fell for 7 and Maya for a nice 15 runs.
Ben Kennedy, Ollie Cope and Pacey Haebich batted well to retire not out after their 20 balls.
Ollie Connell was very unlucky to be given run out.  
While Darby Mullins and Lucas Eales looked solid before being dismissed.
Cohen Cuskelly got a great ball early to have the Bulls struggling in their chase.
This bought the retired batters back to the crease where they did a great job to get the game to 6 runs required off the last ball.
A fantastic shot saw the ball fall short off the boundary going across the line for 4 runs to Ben.
A fantastic chase and great game of cricket for the Bulls.
Ben Kennedy finished not out on 33 runs, Ollie Cope 13 not out and Pacey Haebich 23 not out.
Well done Team.  
Next Saturday the YMCC Bulls will take on Wang Magpies with the winner going through to the final the following week. Good Luck Bulls.

Under 12 Rams

On Saturday the Rams took on city colts blue at Vic Park.

After losing the toss the Rams were sent in.
Xavier Mitchell and Nate Williams opened the batting and it wasn’t too long before Williams was bowled.
Geoffery Montgomery was next in and with Mitchell they pushed the score along before Mitchell retired for 10.
Jackson Purtell came to the crease and batted well with Montgomery with both boys retiring on 7 and 15.
Nate Kreeck and Van Kreeck were next in and held there own before Van Kreeck was bowled for 5.
Nate Kreeck continued to defy the bowlers retiring on 1.
Jack Costigan and Cam Ford were next and lifted the scoring rate with Costigan retiring on 26. This then bought TJ Docking to the middle and along with Ford pushed the score to a well made 120 with Ford being bowled off the last ball for 15 and Docking finishing 5 not out.
The boys then took to the field with Lachlan Phillips and Jeremy Baer opening the bowling and they didn’t disappoint with both boys bowling very well with Phillips collecting 2 wickets and Baer getting 1. Van Kreeck and Jackson Purtell were next on and kept the bowling tight with Kreeck collecting a wicket and Purtell only going for 11 runs.
Jack Costigan and Cam Ford continued the good bowling keeping the runs down with Costigan getting a wicket and Ford only conceding 3 runs.
Nate Kreeck and TJ Docking continued with much of the same with Docking taking a wicket off his first ball and Kreeck only giving away 4 runs from his 2 overs.
Geoffery Montgomery finished off city colts innings with some more tight bowling only conceding 3 runs from his 2 overs leaving city colts to finish on 6/71.
Awards: McDonalds- Xavier Mitchell & Lachlan Phillips. Foodworks- Jack Costigan . Yarra videoland- Geoffery Montgomery . Yarra icecreamery- Cam Ford

YMCC win CMCU Challenge Cup

The Yarrawonga Mulwala Cricket Club has won the Inaugural Central Murray Credit Union Challenge Cup for 2018.

The initiative sees the YMCC play Barooga with both teams sponsored by the CMCU. Played at the Barooga Cricket Ground on Tuesday night under lights, the Lakers posted 120 runs, with Matt Casey scoring 32, Mitch Collins Bye 21 and Ben Doyle 15. With the ball the Lakers restricted Barooga to 110 all out with one ball remaining. Matt McCabe took 3 for 20; Angus McMillan 2 for 19; Corey McIntosh 2 for 15; Will Sharp 1 for 15 and Ben Doyle 1 for 12.
The CMCU Challenge Cup will be played annually between Yarrawonga Mulwala Cricket Club and Barooga Cricket Club each season. Captain Reid Clarke along with YMCC President Terry Brear accepted the trophy from John Pattison from the CMCU with praise for both club’s players for the sportsmanship displayed throughout the game.

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