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Cricket Shepparton Haisman Shield round two preview - Euroa v Mooroopna

By Tyler Maher

This summer will be about learning for Euroa.

The Cricket Shepparton Magpies went down to Waaia in last week's Haisman Shield opener, but captain Sean Hemeter said his young charges learned plenty from the outing.

The Bombers made 4-191 from their 45 overs, but were able to roll Euroa for just 100 to claim all six points.

Tomorrow the Magpies host Mooroopna at Memorial Oval and Hemeter is hoping for a quick turnaround of form.

“(We're) really looking forward to playing at home, the weather should be good and the pitch is looking good as well,” he said.

“The small positives are crucial for us, step by step it's a long process and we're a very young side.

“But the boys learned a lot from last week and we'll keep trying to cause that upset.”

Josh Robertson made his debut for the club last round and as well as standing behind the stumps in the field, fought hard at the crease with the bat to excite his new skipper.

“Josh took the gloves and was impressive as a 15 or 16-year-old,” Hemeter said.

“We bumped him up to bat at four and he looked good, it's very promising for the future.

“I'm just hoping we can win (tomorrow).”

Mooroopna almost held off Shepparton United, despite making just 7-123, but fell by two wickets in the end.

Mat MaCansh (28 from 87 deliveries) and captain Sam O'Brien (24 not out) did well for the Cats with the bat, while four players snared multiple wickets with the ball, including Simon D'Elia taking 2-6 from seven overs.

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