Cricket Shepparton C-grade wrap

By Tyler Maher

Nagambie produced a brilliant performance in the Jim McGregor Shield competition to bounce back from a first innings defeat and claim a reverse-outright victory against Toolamba.

The C-grade Lakers fell to all out for 121 in their first dig, but almost defended the target when they snared Toolamba’s ninth wicket while scores were level.

But Aidan Callegari (47) was able to steer the Taipans to a slender win before losing his own wicket two runs later.

Jarryd Shepherd (7-15) had proved the destroyer with the ball for the Lakers, but it was Darren Brown (3-18) who then gave Nagambie hope with the bat by slashing 67 not out in a score of 5-105 declared after 25 overs.

Callegari (22) again did his best for Toolamba, but Shepherd ripped through the opposition’s batting order once more to snare 6-15 and outstanding match figures of 13-30, with the Taipans only managing 52 in their second innings.

Murchison bowled itself to a great win against Pine Lodge in their round 11 fixture, dismissing the Lodgers for 128 as they searched for the 181 required for victory.

Zach Clark-Lines (26) and Devinder Singh (23) top scored for Pine Lodge, but Darryn Rowney (3-18), David Marsters (2-23) and Ben Twynstra (2-25) were too good with the ball for the Grasshoppers.

In the other match of the round, Tatura ticked off an eight-wicket win early on day two before getting in some solid batting practice against Karramomus — with six batsmen making 18 of more in a total of 7-197.

James Pyke was the pick of those with 59, while Brandon Garcia took 3-30 for the Bloods.