Echuca Sport

Two ties in a row for Echuca’s women cricketers

By Brayden May

IN SPORT, there is always a winner and a loser in most matches but that hasn't proven to be the case in Echuca's last two Goulburn Murray Cricket A grade women matches.

After tying with Shepparton United a week earlier, Echuca were desperate to get back on the winners list against competition leaders Leitchville-Gunbower but the two sides couldn't be separated.

And it all came down to the last ball as Leitchy-Gunny hit a single to ensure the two sides shared the spoils at Victoria Park on Sunday - hitting 131 runs apiece.

“It was certainly an exciting game of cricket,” Echuca coach Jon Varcoe said.

“Two ties in a row is certainly unique and something you don't expect to see. But we're happy to have produced a strong performance against a good side.”

Sharon Henson starred for Echuca with the bat, hitting 46 runs after returning to the crease after being retiring once she reached her 30-ball limit.

While with the ball, debutant Shaylee Anderson snared three wickets to underline her status as one of the club's top young prospects.

“Both girls were rewarded for all the hard work they've put in at training to start the season,” Varcoe said.

“All of our players are enthusiastic about becoming better players, whether they've just come back to the game or they are starting out.

“Already we've seen plenty of improvement across the competition so it will be exciting to see where it can go.

“We're looking forward to continue moving forward.”

Echuca will travel to take on Kyabram Fire Bridge on Sunday.