Ky crumbles - Central Park tears through batting line-up

By Kyabram Free Press

KYABRAM proved no match for Central Park St Brendan’s in their Cricket Shepparton Haisman Shield competition clash on Saturday, putting in another tame batting performance.

In the game at Shepparton’s Deakin Reserve the home side, winning the toss and batting, posted a healthy 7/202 off its 45 overs, with opener Connor Holland showing the way with a brilliant century.

In reply Kyabram could muster just 105 and was out in 32 overs.

Opener Billy McLay was the mainstay with 31 off 57 balls but only Glenn Hart with 21 and last man in Lukas Hanslow with 14 got to double figures in the Kyabram batting surrender.

Kyabram’s most successful bowlers were skipper Kyle Mueller with 3/35 off nine overs and Jackson McLay with 2/37.

With just the one win after five rounds, Kyabram is badly in need of a victory to keep in the finals race and it’s not going to get any easier this Saturday when it takes on premier Katandra at Kyabram.

!!!!!B Grade

KYABRAM had a win in B grade against Central Park St Brendan’s on the back of a commanding knock by the well-performed Paul Parsons.

Parsons, in his first game for the season and returning from a knee reconstruction after missing most of last season, compiled 77 and along with opener Pat Parsons (41) and Wes Shellie (30) helped steer the side to a handy score of 9/203.

Then the Kyabram bowlers, led by Jonathan Hipwell with 4/8 off nine overs and Wes Shellie with 3/18, skittled the visitors for just 105 in 39 overs.

C Grade

KYABRAM lost a thriller to Pine Lodge in C grade.

Chasing Kyabram’s score of 9/178, Pine Lodge secured the win with five balls of the game remaining.

Openers Wayne O’Neill with 45 and Nathan Pell with 42 laid the foundations for Kyabram’s competitive but losing score with support from Andrew Porch (24).

E Grade

KYABRAM didn’t lose a wicket in covering Pine Lodge’s score of 66 in 16 overs.

Under 14 player Beau Metcalfe bagged five wickets for Kyabram and the father-son combination of Matt and Mason McDonald scored the runs needed without the loss of a wicket.