C Grade cricket

By Yarrawonga Chronicle

The Yarrawonga-Mulwala C grade ventured over to Milawa on Saturday to take on ladder leaders Milawa. 

Captain Jason Sharp lost the toss and was sent in to bat. 

Yarrawonga-Mulwala’s batting got off to a slow start with Rod Willett departing early. 

Rod Peters and Josh Bozzola went to work resurrecting the innings. 

However a rush of blood to the head saw Bozzola stumped for 22. 

Wickets then continued to fall at regular intervals as the Milawa attack turned the screws on the Yarrawonga-Mulwala batsmen. 

After 24 overs Yarrawonga-Mulwala were all out for 78. 

Once again the afternoon tea at Milawa was excellent and Captain Sharp asked for that little bit extra from the boys in the field and with the ball. 

Rod Peters and Sharp opened the bowling with Peters off to a rocky start. 

However in his second over Peters found his groove sending the stumps cartwheeling out of the ground. 

Sharp as usual down the other end bowled impeccable length and was the next to strike with a sharp catch taken by Peters at first slip. 

Peters and Sharp both struck again to have Milawa 4 for 20. 

Milawa steadied and with some crisp clean hitting looked to be in the box seat to take the game away from Yarrawonga-Mulwala. 

At drinks Milawa were 4/52. 

Captain Sharp asked for one final special effort. 

Tom Irvine was given the ball and bowled with great guile and control. 

The breakthrough came when the score was on 63 and it gave renewed hope to the Yarrawonga-Mulwala men. 

A bit of quick thinking by Bozzola and some excellent work behind the stumps by Rod Willett had reduced Milawa to 8 for 66. 

A caught behind followed and suddenly the odds were back in Yarrawonga-Mulwala’s favour. 

Enter Ryan Walker who managed to out smart the opposition batsman into taking his arm on for second run. 

However an excellent throw over the bails and the Milawa batsman were caught short. 

All out for 68. 

Next Saturday Yarrawonga-Mulwala will take on City Colts at Stan Hargreaves Oval Yarrawonga from 1:30pm.