Rained saved A Graders

The rain came at the right time last Saturday for A Grade cricketers, B Grade went down in a thriller and the rain came at the wrong time for C Grade.

Losing the toss at home against Lavington, Corowa was asked to bat first on a wicket that was helpful to the bowlers. Ryan Beveridge and Matt Wilson opened. When both went in the fourth over, Corowa was in real trouble at 2 for 6.

Immaculate lengths from Lavington’s much vaunted attack was tying the batsmen down and when two wickets fell in the sixth over Corowa was on the ropes at 4 for 9.  Scoring was difficult but Jeremy Carr and Jesse Moloney hung tough before the game was called off at the end of the ninth over.

A Grade play a double header away this Saturday, 11am against Belvoir and then 3.15pm against East Albury.

B Grade went down in a thriller by one wicket in their game against Lavington at Ball Park.

Losing the toss, Corowa was sent in. With Kodee Lowe in good touch Corowa raced to 2 for 46 in the seventh over. When Lowe went for 20 only, Doug Lavis (17) and Will Seymour (11) made it to double figures as Corowa failed to bat out their 20 overs being dismissed for 101 in the 17th over.

In reply, Corowa got early wickets through Jesse Moloney and Darcy Melksham. But Lavington looked in charge as they made it to 2 for 51 after 10 overs. Two wickets in an over to Doug Lavis got Corowa back in the game, but Lavington steadied and looked set for an easy victory being 4 for 93 after 16 overs.

Two wickets in an over to Riley Allan, a wicket to Jack Eales and two run-outs for Jordan Eyers all in the space of 14 balls had the game on a knife’s edge with Corowa just needing a wicket and Lavington 2 runs with one over to be bowled.  Lavington was able to hit a four on the second ball to take victory by one wicket finishing at 9 for 104.

The team has a double header at Ball Park this Saturday, firstly taking on Belvoir at 11am then East Albury at 3.15pm.

C Grade had their first game for the season, and were close to victory when the rain came down which forced the game to be drawn.

Winning the toss at Morris Park, captain Danny Osborne sent New City Gold into bat. Corowa was on top early with Liam McDonell on fire taking 4 for 16 off his 8 overs to have New City 4 for 23. Veteran Mark Wallis then plied his trade taking 4 for 13 off 8 overs as Corowa bowled New City out in the 30th over for 82. Youngsters Blake Keenes (1/10) and Ned Harvey (1/6) also chimed in with wickets.

In reply Corowa lost Liam McDonell early but with Lachy Raggett in great touch Corowa raced to 3 for 70 off 12.3 over when the rain came. Raggett was superb with 54 not- out (which included eight boundaries and a six) and had support from Mathew Bush (10) but a result couldn’t be had with the match finishing as a draw.

The team take on Belvoir at Willow Park this Saturday.

The club would like to acknowledge our sponsors for this season, A & A Auto, Davidson White Accountants, John Rhodes Bricklaying, Waldrons Fresh on River, Dunn’s Twin City Cranes, Kilara Group, Nutrimax, Royal Hotel, Potts & Schnelle, Corowa Meats, Peter Tidd Electrical, Federation Steel, B & A Eales Painting and Decorating, Grantham Nominees & Corowa RSL Club.

*All photos by Simon Ginns