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C-grade cricket | Round seven results

By Aydin Payne

December 7 will always be a day to remember for Tatura's Chris Barclay.

The opening quick claimed every bowlers’ dream in his side's round seven Jim McGregor Shield clash against Euroa, with the in-swinging magician collecting a memorable hat-trick.

Barclay spearheaded Tatura's attack on the second day at Tatura Park, finishing with remarkable figures of 7-13 off 11 overs, as Euroa was rattled for 59 in 28 overs - in reply to Tatura's 196.

His exploits came in the third over of the day as he bowled opening batsman Ryan Hill for six, before going on to skittle the stumps of first drop Jake Penman.

That left young wicketkeeper Cohen Paul to face the music and a man on song.

Bowling from the caravan park end, Barclay used the westerly breeze to sweet perfection by swinging the ball around the legs of Paul to clip leg stump - sealing the moment that will be forever etched in Barclay's memory.

And unfortunately for the Magpies, the strike bowler was not finished there.

Barclay went on to snare the next two wickets - leaving the Magpies 6-34 - and claimed his seventh and final scalp with Euroa 9-51.

With an outright victory in sight, Tatura went back in to bat and declared 4-64, with Paul Mahoney (21) continuing his red hot form with the bat.

That left 20 overs for the home side to try and dismiss the visitors, but all they could manage was three wickets as Euroa's Penman whacked 35 with ease.

Meanwhile, Ladder leader Murchison was big winners against Pine Lodge, taking outright honours after rolling the Lodgers twice in one day.

Chasing Murchison's 264, Pine Lodge was unable to weather the barrage from the home side as Dylan Rowney (4-28) helped dismantle the visitors for 58.

Murchison enforced the follow-on and went through the Lodgers for 60, with Rowney picking up impressive figures of 3-5.

Karramomus held on for a nervous win against Numurkah at Vibert Reserve.

Led by Corey Jenkinson (4-25) and Chase Wilkins (3-42), the Bloods prevailed by 15 runs after dismissing the away side for 127.

Mooroopna Blue bowled Shepparton United out for 192, with youngster Riley Moon (3-33) and Justin Zerbato (3-21) starring.

Nagambie dealt Toolamba a huge loss on its home deck, as the Taipans were bundled out for 94 in reply to 134.

James Auld (4-7) and Sam Villinger (3-8) starred with ball in hand and delivered the Lakers their second win of the season.