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Mixed fortunes for the Roos

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November 22, 2017

Jarred Lane battled rain to keep the scoreboard ticking over.

Corowa’s A grade hosted the in-form Dederang at Ball Park on Saturday.  

Threatening skies saw the Roos sent into bat after losing the toss.  
Dec Stewart and Matt Ross opened and looked good early as drizzle made going hard for both teams.  
Ross’ run of one good week with the bat came to an end when gone for 6.  
Wickets at 22 and 35 saw the boys in trouble.  
English import Tyler Easton looked good in his initial outing with the club.  
Jarred Lane and Michael Linklater then looked good as they tried to right the listing ship before Jarred went for 27.   
As has often been the case in recent seasons though, a clatter of wickets ensued.  
Leg spinner Creamer really put the brakes on proceedings as the Roos tried in vain to turn the strike over.  
Wickets at 87, 87, 91 and 92 left the Roos in all sorts.  They did however end up batting the 40 overs but only accrued 108.
The wicket of gun bat Creamer for a second ball duck offered hope as the Roos went to work with the ball.  
Early bowling from Mark Athanitis and Brady Bartlett was excellent as they really put the Dederang boys under the pump.  
Suddenly the match was in the balance with the visitors at 4-41 and then 6-65.  
Luke Backhouse in particular had all batsmen prodding nervously as he finished with 2-15 off his 8.  
In the end 108 simply wasn’t enough runs as Dederang managed to get there with 7 overs to spare and 7 down.  
Corowa fielded and scrapped hard but the batting has to improve if we are to challenge league Powers.
B grade didn’t get a start after their match against Dederang was called off due to wet pitch with the rain on Friday.
Corowa C Grade was host once again to another new outfit in North Albury Green at Morris Park.
After winning the toss and electing to bat in consistent light rain, it didn’t stop the opening father-son duo Jason and Billy Raggett from getting off to a great start.  
The pair added runs to the scoreboard in a quick manner on a slower than usual ground.
It was the Raggett show at Morris as the pair went on the put a huge 143 run opening partnership before Jason going out for a quick fire 56.
Melksham came and went to leave the score at 2/143.
Liam Carter steadied the ship as Billy continued to score with ease finding nearly every boundary on the ground.
After Carter left for 11 young up-and-comer Mak Lavis showed he is suited to the one-day format finishing on 31 from 5 boundaries including a couple of big 6s.  
Unluckily Lavis was caught by an absolute fluke of one handed catch on the boundary after going big again.
Young Lachy Raggett was next to join older Brother Billy who was unstoppable, going on to hit 21 boundaries making a massive 140 not out.  
It was one of the best technical batting display’s you would see in any grade of cricket.
Lachy finishing on 3 not out also with the brothers walking off together bringing Corowa to a massive score of 4/253 after their 35 overs.
Danny Osborne and Darcy Melksham got the boys off to a great start with some quick bowling taking a couple of early wickets to put North Albury on the back foot.
Melksham finished with 3/20 from 7 and then Bailey Minogue followed up his bowling form from last week snaring a key wicket along with 2 more to finish with figures of 3/34.
North Albury come home strong with a few late boundaries of their own but due to the brilliant batting, bowling and fielding display from Corowa, the opposition fell short finishing on a respectable total of 8/181.
Great signs moving forward with the boys performing their best game of the season so far pushing up to third on the ladder with a couple of quality players still to return.
Back to Albury next week to take on Albury Blue.
In the Under 16s a 96 by Captain Jordan Eyers has led Corowa Blue to a big win over Wodonga Raiders.
Chasing 136 for victory Eyers had the side on the road to victory early racing to 40 after 4 overs.
Gabby Sutcliffe (25), Angus Mcfarland (24) and Will Chandler (24*) all led support as Blue finished their 40 overs at 5 for 220.
In the other Under 16s game Corowa White went down to New City.
New City resumed at 0/94 after White had made 72 and declared at 2 for 190.
In their second innings White were 3 for 34 when rain called the game off.
The club would like to acknowledge sponsors Corowa RSL Club, David Lane Builder, Corowa Home Improvements, John Rhodes Bricklaying, Sportspower Corowa, Davidson White, Potts & Schnelle, Meat on the Murray, Corowa Bakery, Pharmasave, Lawson Grains, BWS, Corowa Tree Care, GenTech Seeds, Bartletts Corowa Gas, Kilara Group Corowa and Woolworths Corowa as well as the support of the Federation Council.

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