Cobram Courier Digital Edition


Barooga has continued its superb start to the Murray Valley Cricket Association season with a memorable win over its fierce rival to remain locked in second spot on the ladder.

The Hawks dominated Cobram and claimed a 93-run victory in

Saturday’s round eight action.

Barooga walked away with bragging rights against its cross-border rival thanks to a blistering performance with bat and ball at Cobram Showgrounds.

The visitors piled on 6-200 from 45 overs, with skipper Kale Watkins showcasing his prowess with a game-high 70-run knock.

Watkins’ half-century at the topof-the-order consisted of a 75-run opening stand alongside fellow opener Jamie Stanyer.

Ben Beaumont provided some fireworks and blasted 58 runs, which included three sixes.

The experience and skill of Shaun Downie was on display for Cobram as he collected 4-40 to be the pick of the bowlers for the hosts.

Downie (33 runs) was the top-scorer for the Tigers in a futile run-chase, one that ended with the home side bundled out for 107 runs.

Barooga will get a chance to inflict more pain on the Tigers when the pair meet on Thursday night for the first round of the MVCA Twenty20 competition.





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