Kyabram's batting line-up crumbled against Karramomus on Saturday in the first of the two-day roster in Cricket Shepparton’s Haisman Shield competition.
The Karramomus attack took just 39.4 overs to knock over the Kyabram batsmen in the game at Vibert Oval, Shepparton.
The young Kyabram side couldn’t handle the home team’s pace attack led by Josh Ibbotson and association legend Chris Keady.
Ibbotson was particularly damaging, tearing through the Kyabram top order with a bag of five wickets at an expenditure of just 17 runs off 13 overs.
Keady picked up 2/32 off 15 overs to keep the pressure on the young Kyabram batting line-up.
At one stage Kyabram was a disastrous 8/32 but experienced Glenn Hart, teenager Curtis Ryan and Lukas Hanslow took Kyabram’s score over 100.
Hart, who carried his bat for 37 in 83 minutes, was involved in a ninth-wicket stand of 52 with teenager Curtis Ryan (18) and 23 with Hanslow for the last wicket which saved Kyabram from a most embarrassing total.
Kyabram’s bowlers then struggled again with the Karramomus batsmen reaching 3/111 – and a first innings lead – by stumps.
What is looming as a loss this Saturday will dump Kyabram from the top six for the first time this season.
Kyabram's B grade batsmen also had a horror day, skittled for just 102 in 38 overs by Euroa in the game at Euroa’s Memorial Oval.
Only Jason Parsons with 28 made a worthwhile contribution to the Kyabram score .
In reply Euroa lost just three wickets in covering the Kyabram score in 40 overs with Jackson McLay, young Mitch Jarrett and Rylan Cunningham the Kyabram wicket takers.
Kyabram's C grade batsmen are facing a huge run chase in their two-day match against Shepparton United.
United posted an imposing 8/327 off its 80 overs on Saturday as the Kyabram bowlers toiled all day with little return.
Matt McDonald with 2/23 off 13 overs, Nick Ryan 3/56 off 14 overs and J Fisher 3/56 off 12 overs were the most successful Kyabram bowlers.
- Gus Underwood