Seymour breaks cricket drought

By Andrew Johnston

Through 18 games of cricket, the best Seymour could manage this season was a series of draws.

Second to last on the one day ladder, and dead last in two day, the side has battled all season to get off the mark.

Now, in the second last game of the home and away season, the dam wall has burst.

Seymour has claimed their first victory of the SDCA season, claiming the scalp of Broadford by two wickets on Saturday.

Seymour chased down their target of 141 in the 43rd over of play to get the victory.

Coach Brock Boddington said his side couldn't have been happier with the result.

“It was a bit of a shock,” he said.

“We've been building this year in trying to get a win, so the whole group was pretty excited to finally get there. The whole club in general were over the moon on Saturday after the result.”

Boddington said his side's work throughout the year had finally paid off.

“You go through some tough times, and it has been tough on the players,” he said.

“We've worked really hard since coming back up, we've dealt with it and we've been pushing hard to secure a couple of wins. We've been close on a number of occasions this season, so for us to finally break through and get the win was very special.”

Boddington said the team's bowlers, and two strong batting partnerships, were the keys to victory.

“Our effort with the ball was one of the best we have had all season,” he said.

“We kept Broadford to a low total and gave ourselves a real chance to get the result. We weren't perfect with the bat, but a 45-run partnership for the third wicket and 42 for the seventh kept us in the game and got us over the line.”

Now, Seymour will be looking to add another win to their season tally.

“We play Tallarook in our final game across Saturday and Sunday,” he said.

“They've been an excellent side for the entire of the season, hopefully we are able to put on a good performance and hopefully get a good result.”

In other matches, Tallarook were too strong for Kilmore and Yea Tigers overcame Eastern Hill.