Cricket | MVCA wrap round 14

By Tyler Maher

Murray Valley Cricket Association premier division action has reached the precipice of finals, with the top four teams using the current round to fine-tune their respective skills.

Cobram was sent in by Katamatite in a top-of-the-table contest at the weekend, putting together a solid innings of 9-202 declared.

Wian Van Zyl hit 54 at the top of the order, while Matteo Allen (55), Hugh Hyde (23) and Jayanath Silva (22) also spent plenty of time at the crease.

The Boosey Creek Tigers shared the wickets around, with Tom Casha (three) and James Tierney (two) claiming multiple victims.

Cobram sent down 16 overs before stumps, with Katamatite set to resume on 2-48 when day two of the round 14 clash begins.

Adam De Cicco's 2-16 from seven overs led the way for the Tigers.

● Nathalia has already secured first-innings points against Cobram-Yarroweyah United after a dominant day.

The Purples dismissed the combine for 70 at Nathalia Showgrounds, with Liam Evans causing havoc.

Eight of the 12 overs he sent down were maidens, finishing with figures of 5-9 after the stirring spell.

The home side then racked up 4-188 in 38 overs before stumps, with Brodie Ross (65 not out from 67 deliveries) and Archie Congues (59 not out from 73) putting together an as-yet unbeaten stand of 97 for the fifth wicket towards the end of the day.

Jack Andrew (18 from 84) and Liam Benn (2-28) were United's best performers.

● At Barooga Recreation Reserve the Hawks won the toss and batted first, with Justin Maley (43 from 85 deliveries) the only batsman to get among the runs.

Mandus Venter (3-28) and Brodie Bennett (3-57) were in great touch for Deniliquin with the ball, while the efforts of Ben Irwin (1-16 from nine overs) were also handy.