Eyers scores solid innings

By Corowa Free Press

Corowa batsmen Jordan Eyers posted a solid 60 runs to help his club register a competitive 4 for 166 against Baranduda before the match was abandoned due to the inclement weather. 

Baranduda won the toss and sent Corowa in to bat. Things didn’t start well with Matt Grantham being upgraded to opener and was dismissed early.  Nathan Rhodes (21) made another start but couldn’t go on with it.  Jarred Lane (30) looked good again but was unfortunately runout.  Some late hitting from Declan Stewart (13) and skipper Dan Athanitis (21 not out) helped Corowa post a competitive score of 4 for 166 after some good bowling from Baranduda. Opener Jordan Eyers was the standout batter through the innings and finished on 60 not out. 

In reply only 1 over was able to be bowled before the heavens opened and for the second week in a row A grades match was abandoned due to rain. Next week A grade’s are at home against Barnawartha/Chiltern.  Get down and support the boys and let’s hope for some dry weather.

B grade

B grade went down by 5 wickets against top team Baranduda at Baranduda. After being sent in to bat, Corowa lost Greg Burgess early to be 1 for 21 and when Ryan Beveridge went for 24 Corowa was 2 for 42. But with Will Seymour in sparkling touch the scoreboard moved along quickly. Seymour made 72 off 65 balls, a knock that included 11 boundaries and a six. When he was dismissed with the score at 147, a hard-hitting knock by Aaron Phibbs of 40 off 26 balls enabled Corowa to finish their 40 overs at 9 for 213.

Greg Burgess got an early wicket, but the Baranduda batsmen scored freely, but with Caleb Kuschert getting 2 wickets and Burgess another Corowa were still in the game after 22 overs with Baranduda 5 for 118. Corowa couldn’t get another breakthrough as Baranduda scored the winning runs 35 over. Kuschert finished with 2 for 27 while Burgess collected 2 for 37. 

B Grade have the bye this week.

C grade Div 1

C grade Div 1 travelled for the second successive week as part of a brutal away stint to take on St Pats White at the Scots School turf wicket. Captain Osbourne had a rare win with the toss and made a calculated decision to bowl first considering the imminent rain. 

The boys put the spikes in, and the opening bowlers again fired removing the first 3 wickets for only 7 runs, highlighted by a brutal short ball from young gun Patty Blain that had St Pats experienced opener Boyd stepping on his own wicket for a duck. 

Provincial cricketer Hollis then came to the crease and immediately stamped his authority on the game, bludgeoning 3 boundaries and a 6 before the ever-crafty Closter came in to remove the danger man. A team effort cleaned up the tail bowling St Pats out for 94, Osbourne again the pick of the bowlers picking up 3/12 with Blayre Smith returning fantastic spinners figures of 2/10 off 7 overs including 5 maidens. 

The top order again failed, a worrying pattern, and the team sportingly agreed to bat through drinks in an attempt to beat the rain and chase an outcome. Unfortunately, Blayre Smith was the only shining light finishing unbeaten on 36, a terrific all-rounders effort, as no other batsman was unable to reach double figures and the boys went down an agonising 12 runs short of victory. 

C Grade Div 2

C Grade Div 2 game finished in a draw after rain washed out Corowa’s innings against Baranduda at Morris Park.

Baranduda batted first and amassed 7 for 202 off their overs. 10 bowlers were used with Riley Carter the most successful taking 3 for 14 off 3 overs, Jake Burdon also bowled well taking 1 for 10 off his 8 overs. 

In reply Corowa was 2 for 20 after 3 overs when the rain started, with the Burdon brothers both being dismissed. Next week sees the team take on Tallangatta at Tallangatta.

Losing the toss at Lavington and bowling, the Under 16’s boys got off to a good start with Longmire dismissing Robertson at 9. A slow but effective Lavington pairing saw a big partnership building. The next wicket finally came at 125 with Riley Allen having Croker caught behind by Mathew Bush. Wickets started to tumble in the dark with Blake Lewis taking 3/19 cleaning up the tail end after Holland retired on 100no. Patrick Lavis with 1/20 and a tight Ryan Beveridge (0/14 off 7 overs) bowled well. Lavington finished with 7/173 from their 40 on a fast outfield. Next week we are chasing with positivity in what should be a close finish.

Under 15s

The Under 15s Females 4/98 lost by 17 runs to Baranduda 5/115 in their first game for the season at Baranduda. Next week see’s the girls play Belvoir at Morris Park.

Under 14s White

Under 14s Corowa White lost the toss and were sent in to field.

Raiders batting was the best we had seen this year and compiled a massive 290 off 40 overs.

Ollie Collins was the pick of the bowlers, good efforts from jay, Isaac and Ethan also

Jaxson Bolger had a good day behind the stumps.

A big effort with the bat and next week should see us home.

Under 14s Blue

Under 14s Corowa blue won the toss against Albury and batted first putting on a total of 6/187. Lachy raggett and Justin Lewis both batted superbly retiring on 50 with great contributions from Rosie blain 20, Taj Smith 20 and Jack Eales 17. While Cooper Connell hit his first ever boundary.

Under 12s White

A trip to Noriel Park saw the Under 12s Corowa White take on Wodonga Raiders. The small outfield saw some early boundaries by Raiders but terrific catching from Tex Longmire removed the first 3 batsmen. Corowa were in control of the game from that point with all 12 in the young team bowling brilliantly. Raiders restricted to 77 from 22.
Mixing the batting order up sounded like a good idea but at 6-48 maybe not. Great batting from Archie Bedford, Benji Hanrahan and Longmire got us over the line however in what was a sign of things to come hopefully. A very even team contribution but the Sportspower awards went to Archie Bedford and AJ Haegney.

Under 12s Blue

Under 12s Corowa Blue travelled to Howlong where Captain Noah won the toss and decided to field. After 21 overs we restricted Howlong to 110, with the skipper leading the way with 2 wickets. Beautifully supported by Camryn (1/6) with her first ever wicket caught by big brother Tyler, Jayden (1/10), Ashton (1/12), Jordan (1/23) and Tyler (1/5) also contributing with wickets and economical bowling by Kane (0/7), Daniel (0/6) and Tanner (0/13). 

The target seemed a long way off with early wickets but the ship steadied with Tyler (23 no), Jordan (11), Leroy (8) combining well and with the power hitting of Rochelle (5) late in the innings a victory seemed a possibility but, in the end, fell short. 

A great team effort by the side. 

Awards: Corowa RSL – Tyler Abley, Chocolate Block – Noah McSweeney, Lolly Bag - Rochelle Allan. 

This week we travel to Noreuil Park to take on Wodonga Raiders. 

The club would like to acknowledge our sponsors for this season, A & A Auto, Waldrons Fresh on River, TH Kitchens & Joinery, Corowa RSL Club, Corowa Sportspower, Hotel Australia, Dunn’s Twin City Cranes, Davidson White Accountants, Nutrimax, Royal Hotel & Kilara Group.