Locals shine for under 21 NE Knights

By Yarrawonga Chronicle

The Yarrawonga Mulwala Cricket Club showcased their talents on and off the field on Sunday, when they hosted round one of the Victorian Country Cricket League State Under 21 Championships. 

The match saw the North East Knights take on Northern Rivers in a 50 over game. 

The North East Region encompassed the Wangaratta and District Cricket Association and Cricket Albury Wodonga; while Northern Rivers area encompasses Seymour, Goulburn Murray, Shepparton and Bendigo Cricket Association.

Local talent representing the Knights were Matt Casey, James Irvine and Angus McMillan; while Captain for the Knights team Reid Clarke didn’t play due to an injury suffered playing club cricket on Saturday. 

Played in perfect conditions at Stan Hargreaves Oval, the North East Knights won the toss and elected to bat. 

The North East Knights posted 8 for 211 from their 50 overs with Matt Casey scoring 20, while James Irvine wasn’t required to bat and Angus McMillan was non-batsman for the day.

In reply, James Irvine opened the game in style taking a wicket with the last ball of the opening over to see Northern Rivers at 1 for 1. 

Northern Rivers batted out their overs to finish at 8 for 245 and secure victory in the Round 1 clash. 

Irvine bowled 9 overs taking 1 for 30 while McMillan took 1 for 30 off 7 overs in a disappointing team result; which saw the fielders drop 8 catches. 

The round two clash will be played at the Norm Minns Oval in Wangaratta, with the North East Knights to play Central Highlands.