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Junior cricket | Under-16s round six opening day results

By Aydin Payne

A remarkable bowling effort from Shepparton United stole headlines on the opening day of its round six encounter against Tatura in Cricket Shepparton's under-16 A-grade competition.

Having lost the toss at Frank Howley Oval, United tore through Tatura's batting stocks with pure venom, with the home side bundled out for a lowly 21 inside 15 overs.

Harrison Walsh (4-6) was the chief destroyer with the Kookaburra as he picked up the first three wickets of the match, with Tatura quickly left stranded at 5-5.

Tatura's Kade Walker (six off 20 deliveries) and Zach Langlands (five off 26) battled hard to weather United's bowling onslaught.

Once Walker left the crease with the score on 19, Tatura went on to lose its next four wickets for just two runs.

United's Sam Adams (3-3) and Reece Mulvihill (2-4) made sure Tatura's innings was done and dusted quickly.

However, Tatura looked like replicating United's ferocious bowling efforts after Langlands picked up the first two wickets to leave the away side reeling at 2-1.

But Reily Menhenett soon took control of the innings and scored a brilliant 60 not out off 75 deliveries, while teammate Walsh ended the day unbeaten on 41 to have United finish 3-124 from 26 overs.

● In other A-grade results, Mooroopna's Riley Moon struck a dazzling 48 to lead his side to 9-134 against Numurkah.

And Nick Hill's stunning 51 helped guide Euroa to 137 against Pine Lodge, with the Lodgers’ Finn Kruger (3-9) striking three times.

Elsewhere, a sublime unbeaten 40 from Jack Hooper guided Karramomus to 65 against Old Students-Notre Dame-St Brendan's.

Hooper played a lone hand as the combined outfit's bowling stocks, comprised of Joseph Busiello (2-6) and Haris Hassan (2-10), wreaked havoc.

● In under-16 B-grade games, Nagambie piled on 172 from 43.3 overs against Northerners.

The Lakers’ Jonathon Moore whacked 55 off 53 deliveries, with seven boundaries the highlight.

Shami Khan hit a classy 46 at the top of the order and James Auld chipped in with 37.

The truckload of runs for Nagambie aside, Jet Aiden Bollard starred with the ball and walked away with remarkable figures of 5-7.

Lastly, Murchison will resume against Katandra on 3-12, needing a further 90 runs to claim victory.