B Grade continued its good season defeating St Patricks by 28 runs in a clash at Ball Park in sunny conditions on Saturday.
After being sent in, Corowa’s openers of Jordan Eyers and Shane Norman got the team off to a good start with Eyers dispatching the bad balls with ease as they added 52 in 10 overs before Norman went for 16.
Eyers went shortly after for 39 as Corowa struggled for runs and then lost two wickets in the 20th overs to leave them at 4 for 75 at the half way mark.
Jacob Bartlett (42) held the innings together in the second half and with support from Joe Hansen (21), Tom Miegel (23) and Will Seymour (24*) the team were able to finish its 40 overs at 9 for 194.
In reply great bowling by Joe Hansen had the team on top as he collected two wickets and with Michael Linklater taking one, St Patricks were struggling at 3 for 8 after 7 overs.
Corowa seemed to let its guard down as St Patricks made a recovery as they added 109 runs in 20 overs to give themselves a sniff.
Linklater got the important breakthrough and then Greg Burgess followed up in the next over as St Patricks fell to 5 for 119.
Wickets continued to fall as Corowa bowled out St Patricks in the last over for 166.
Hansen was superb taking 3 for 20 off his 8 overs, he was well supported by Burgess with 2 for 19 off 7 overs while Gabrielle Sutcliffe and Linklater both finished with 2 for 27.
This week sees the team take on Wodonga at Martin Park.
A Grade had the bye and this Saturday clash with top placed Wodonga at Ball Park to keep their finals hopes alive.
C Grade returned back to the winners list on the weekend after taking on North Albury Gold at Morris Park.
Corowa bowled first with openers Osborne and Clancy producing tight spells.
Clancy got the first breakthrough to put North Albury on the back foot.
Mark Wallis then came on to put on one of his best bowling displays this year, ripping through the top order to finish with 4/24.
North Albury managed to add some valuable runs before Clancy came back on to clean up the tail with another 2 wickets, finishing with 3/20 from 7.
North Albury finished on 9/153 from its 35 overs.
Corowa wasted no time chasing the score down with Liam Carter and Jake Burdon putting on a quickfire 50 run partnership from 6 overs before Burdon was caught behind on 28.
Billy Ragget was only able 8 before CJ Smith came in and steadied the ship with Carter making 39 whilst finding the boundary with ease before getting caught going big again.
Corowa didn’t take the foot off the pedal with Dec Stewart making 24 including 4 boundaries.
Carter went on to finish with 51 not out giving Corowa the win after just 23 overs only 4 down.
Next week Corowa takes on ladder 2nd place Belvoir Blue in Albury.
In the Under 16s White made it two wins in a row with a good victory over East Albury.
Bowling first last week White was able to restrict East Albury to 7 for 141 off its 40 overs.
Patrick Blain was the star with the ball taking 4 for 22 off his 8 overs.
In the chase this week Tommy Weaver got the side off to a flyer smashing a quick fire 38 and with Will Seymour making a match winning 44, along with Blayre Smith (20), Patrick Blain (15) and Luke Heagney (13) the team were able to make 9 for 160.
In the other Under 16s game Blue were able to keep second spot with a heart-stopping victory over Albury.
With the game a 20/20, Albury batted first and made 5 for 88 off 20 overs.
Mak Lavis bowled well to take 2 for 15 off 4 overs, while Luke Backhouse 1 for 10 (4) and Jake Beveridge 1/9 (3) lent great support.
In reply Blue seem to be in control with Darcy Melksham (45*) leading the way but it took until the last over before the team passed the score, finishing on 3 for 94.
Jordan Eyers (22) and Luke Backhouse (18*) provide the support to Melksham.
The club would like to acknowledge its sponsors for this season that are helping with the move to the new competition, Corowa RSL Club, Hotel Australia, David Lane Builder, Corowa Home Improvements, John Rhodes Bricklaying, Sportspower Corowa, Davidson White, Potts & Schnelle, Meat on the Murray, Stockdale & Logo Corowa, 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.