Redbacks dominate again

By Kyabram Free Press

KYABRAM lost five wickets in securing its sixth win for the season in Cricket Shepparton’s one-day round on Saturday after the festive-season break.

Paul Newman was again the batting mainstay, with 76 off 80 balls in 100 minutes.

His innings included nine fours and a six and he dominated an opening stand of 67 with Paul Parsons, who made 17.

Irish import Aaron Gillespie ensured the win after Newman fell, with a controlled innings of 35 not out.

Winning the toss and batting, Euroa was bowled out in 40.3 overs for 158 after a 50-run opening stand from Rod Jones (48) and Declan Redfern (23).

Euroa slumped to 4/70 before a couple of lower-order cameos helped the home side to a competitive total.

Part-time bowler Cade Mueller made the most of his chance with the ball claiming his best ever bowling figures of 4/25 off five overs while young gun Angus McKenzie, with 3/35 off nine overs of pace bowling, was also valuable a contributer for the visitors.

The win resulted in Kyabram jumping from fifth to third on the ladder.

Kyabram hosts Waaia on Saturday in another one-day clash.

● Kyabram’s B grade side had a good win at home, with its top-order batsmen firing.

Chasing 6/144, Kyabram openers Tim Nelson and Pat Parsons and first drop Jack Young polished off most of the target — Nelson top-scoring with a half century and Young making 42.

Kyabram secured the win in the 30th over.

● Kyabram’s D grade side had a bleak day, bowled out for 65 in reply to Central Park-St Brendan’s score of 8/168.

Most of the Kyabram runs came from the bats of Mackenzie Ryan (21) and his father, Peter, with 17, in a sorry scoreline that included five ducks.