The Lakers B Grade came away with a first innings win against the Wangaratta Magpies.
It was Corey Pearn who was the stand out, as he compiled his first ton for the Lakers, who finished 162 not out, in a first innings total of 8 for 265.
Pearn was well supported by Zac Fraser who was bowled for a well-made 26.
Gus Browning was the next best making 19 before being caught, Ji Dawson made 16 and was also caught, Thomas Hicks made 9 runs and Ted Graham was caught for 3.
Reece Norman was also caught for 0 and Trevor Fischer remained 2 not out.
But it was Pearn’s day batting superbly for his first ever century.
The Lakers then took to the field only requiring 2 wickets to claim first innings points, but this proved to be difficult as the 2 Wang Magpies batsmen batted very patiently.
Then finally in the 52nd over, Gus Browning made the break through required, having the batsman caught playing a miss cued pull shot, the magpies now 9 for 118.
It didn’t take long to then claim the last wicket as the Magpies added only 17 more runs and it was Reece Norman claiming the last wicket caught behind and the Magpies were all out for 135.
Browning claimed 4 for 30 off 21 overs, Alex Lovell snaring 4 for 32 off 17 overs, Reece Norman claiming 2 for 43 off 11 overs and Zac Fraser finishing with 0 for 4 runs off 2 overs.
A great victory for the Lakers, who are sitting pretty on the ladder with 1 round remaining.
Under 14 Bulls
The Under 14 Bulls completed the home and away season undefeated after a comprehensive win against the City Colts.
Leading from the front Co Captains Jyda House and Caleb Mitchell both reached there half centuries in convincing style setting up a huge score for the Colts to chase down.
The two were brought together at the crease after a top order collapse which had the Bulls wobbling at 3/24.
Caleb dominated the partnership at the start going better than a run a ball bringing up his third fifty for the season.
The partnership reached 71 before Caleb’s forced retirement.
This again caused a bit of momentum loss with the fall of another two quick wickets.
Dillon Kirchen and Jyda rectified the situation with Jyda taking control reaching his first fifty for the club.
The lower order saw an opening with Colts attack and fielders tiring in the hot conditions.
Dillon was excellent hitting the gaps regularly retiring on 20.
He was brilliantly supported by the swashbuckling Oscar Elliott who made 19nio.
Given a licence to go Harry Barker smashed 19 and Tanner Irvine compiled 7 runs to push the score past 200.
Defending 204 the Bulls put on a classy team performance suffocating the Colts to restrict them to 6/54 off 42 overs.
Wickets were shared; Caleb Mitchell 1/2 off 6 overs. Jyda House 1/4 off 6. Tanner Irvine 1/17 off 6. Jett Peters 1/1 off 3. Dillon Kirchen 1/2 off 3. Tyler Norman 1/1 off 3. All other bowlers went for less than 1.5 per over.
Awards thanks to our generous sponsors; Yarrawonga Fish and Chips plus Crusty Loaf Bakery Jyda House, Caleb Mitchell and Tanner Irvine.
The win ensures the Bulls finished the home and away season in the top two.
The Bulls will now take on Ovens Valley at Mulwala this coming weekend in the cut throat Semi Final.
Under 12 Lakers
The under 12 Lakers made the journey to Mayday Hills, Beechworth for what was to be their final game for the season.
After losing the toss they were asked to bat and openers Tom Coffey and Caleb Tanner made starts before losing their wickets on 5 and 8.
Young gun, Jobe Fraser batted superbly, continuing a fine season where he was rarely dismissed. He managed to rack up 30 runs before he had to retire, returning later in the innings he then smashed a further 22 including three boundaries in a row to bring up his highest score for the season, finishing on 52no.
Jesse Brogan (15no), Daniel O’Brien (12) and Jesse McDonald (11no) also made the most of their time at the crease allowing the Lakers to post a score of 5 for 142.
The team took to the field full of confidence knowing their bowlers will be able to defend their total.
Regular wickets early as a result of some excellent catches, put the pressure right on Beechworth. They managed to post a score of 5 for 104 from their 20 overs. Jobe Fraser and Riley Mitchell were the main wicket takers with 2 each and Caleb Tanner with 1.
Fielding this week was one of the better performances for the year, taking most of the opportunities that came the team’s way.
Thank you to Ben Coffey, Axle Saunders and Luke O’Brien for helping us out on the field.
Awards this week went to; Jobe Fraser, Riley Mitchell, Jesse McDonald and Daniel O’Brien.
Thank you to all parents for their support, especially with umpiring and scoring. With your support it makes it more enjoyable for everyone involved.
Under 12 Rams
On Saturday the Rams took on City Colts Blue, after losing the toss the Rams took to the field.
The two Kreeck boys opened the bowling with Nate collecting 1/8 of his 3 overs and Van 0/1 of his 2 overs. Xavier Mitchell and Nate Williams were next to bowl and bowled tight with Mitchell conceding only 5 of his 3 overs and Williams collecting 1/13.
Geoffery Montgomery and TJ Docking bowled next with Montgomery getting 1/3 and Docking collecting 2/6.
Cam Ford and Jack Costigan bowled well with Ford 0/5 and Costigan 0/10, Lachlan Phillips bowled with pace conceding only 10 runs from his spell with city colts finishing with 5/61.
The Rams then took to the crease with TJ Docking and Jeremy Baer opening the batting and getting off to a good start with both boys retiring on 24 and 14.
Lachlan Phillips and Jack Costigan were next in and continued to score quickly before Costigan was bowled for 8 and Phillips retiring 53 not out.
Geoffery Montgomery and Cam Ford came to the crease with Montgomery making a quick fire 10 and Ford retiring on 15.
Xavier Mitchell and Jackson Purtell were next in with Mitchell landing some lusty blows finishing 28 not out and Purtell being run out for 0.
Nate Williams was the last man in and continued the attacking approach finishing 15 not out, this giving the Rams a big total of 2/190 and another great win.
Awards: Mulwala Foodworks -Nate Kreeck. McDonalds:Van Kreeck. Yarra Ice Creamery- TJ Docking. Yarra Videoland - Jeremy Baer.
Under 12 Bulls
There was a touch of nerves about, with a grand final spot awaiting the victor as the YMCC Bulls Under 12’s headed to Wareena Park Wangaratta to take on the Wang Magpies.
Losing the toss captain Ollie Cope was delighted to be sent in to have a field in the dewy conditions. Bowling first seemed to inspire the Bulls who put on a fantastic bowling, fielding and catching display. Wickets fell regularly with Darby Mullins, Ben Kennedy and Lucas Eales claiming 2 apiece, and single wickets to Bohdi Leonard and Maya Hargreaves.
Catches were taken by Maya Hargreaves and Ben Kennedy, Bens a classic in the outfield.
The young Bulls bowling the strong Magpies batting list out for 74 off only 16 overs.
Taking to the crease the young Bulls were looking good, but lost wickets at vital stages.
Needing partnerships, the side consolidated, batting maturely to dig themselves out of a hole and passing the Wang score.
Retiring not out after their 20 balls were Ben Kennedy, Ollie Cope and Cohen Cuskelly.
Darby Mullins looked great for 8 runs, Bohdi Leonard was solid holding the tail together and Pacey Haebich and Ollie Connell batted well in a good partnership.
Coming back to the crease after everyone had batted, Ben took to the bowlers finishing on 60 not out. Ollie added 6 to his score to finish on 19 and Cohen added 2 runs to finish 15 not out.
A solid win for the young Bulls who go through to the grand final next week.
Good luck and well done.
Make sure you get down to Vic Park Friday night to see the future of the YMCC in grand final action.
T-20 Big Bash
Melbourne Stars took on Brisbane Heat.
The Heat struggled to score early with Stars taking ‘quick’wickets early on. It wasn’t until Rani and Joel strode to the crease that this halted. The Heat scoring a total of 64 runs. The Stars were also good with the bat. Cooper and Will making an impressive 158 runs between them.
Across the other side of the ground were Sixers and Thunder.
Riley and Jack for Thunder combined for 43 runs off the first 4 overs but the run rate soon came to a halt when young gun Taj came to the crease. Thunder still managed to get 151 runs. Sixers were a little slower to start but when Cooper and Sam entered it was game on. Sadly it wasn’t enough get the win with Sixers scoring 88 runs. Just a quick reminder that next week is the final week and we are having a sausage sizzle so make sure your down at Vic Park next Friday night and hang around for a sausage.