Aggressive Magpie mood

December 14, 2016

Memorial Oval was the scene as Euroa’s batsmen filled their boots in Cricket Shepparton under-16 action on Saturday.

The Magpies look mighty hard to beat after posting an impressive 5-285 against Shepparton United Maroon on the opening day of their two-day battle.

Three Euroa batsmen reached half-centuries — captain Andrew Crosbie, opener Lachlan Hill and Todd Fraser.

Crosbie, batting at No.3, hit eight fours and three sixes in his 63 retired, the same score as Hill, who found the boundaries eight times and cleared it once during his innings.

Fraser, coming in at No.6, struck 11 fours during his eye-catching stay.

Opener Jack Frewen (44), Tom Panuccio (29) and Zach Rawlings (24) also produced their best scores of the season so far for the Magpies.

Numurkah has set Notre Dame-St Brendan’s a solid challenge at Deakin Reserve.

The Blues mustered 6-171 from its allotted 45 overs with Fergus Pinnuck (60 retired) and Darcy Holding (58) bolstering the innings after Numurkah had been reduced to 3-32.

Patrick Bolton (3-28 from nine overs) was the pick of the Tigers’ bowlers and Aidan Lloyd (2-36) played a supporting role.

Shepparton United Blue posted 7-160 against Karramomus at Princess Park.

Details from the Blues innings were unavailable.

Wil Norman thrived in his role of spearhead for the Bloods, returning the impressive figures of 2-14 from 10 overs.

Billy Jones (2-30) also claimed multiple wickets.

Tatura knocked over Kyabram for a moderate total of 117 at Howley Oval.

The Redbacks needed a counter-attacking 44 from Daniel Anderson to stem the tide as the Tatura attack of Dylan Rowney (3-10), Michael Coonerty (2-6) and Rajiv Singh (2-11) got on top.

Kyabram struck a late blow when Singh was dismissed by Connor Hawes for five, leaving Tatura 1-10 ahead of the second day on Saturday.

No details were available from the Northerners-Katandra v Mooroopna clash.

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