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The dream is still alive

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March 09, 2017

Kyabram Cricket Club’s chances of winning one Cricket Shepparton flag this season are still alive.

KYABRAM Cricket Club’s chances of winning one Cricket Shepparton flag this season are still alive after its C grade team notched a semi-final win against Murchison at Murchison last weekend.

Kyabram’s bowlers supported the decision to send Murchison into bat, dismissing the hosts in for 111 in 49.2 overs.

Connor Hawes his father Darren and Jonathan Hipwell all bagged three wickets to keep the Murchison bats constantly under pressure.

Connor conceded just 13 runs off 9.2 tight overs, Darren took 3/25 off seven overs and Hipwell 3/12 off nine overs.

Kyabram’s innings didn’t start well with century maker from the last home-and-away round Peter Ryan out for a duck as Kyabram reached 3/39 off 22 overs on Saturday night.

But Kyabram covered Murchison’s score when the game resumed on Sunday, making 123.

Top scorer for Kyabram was Jason Leocata who finished with a game-high score of 43. Opener Aiden Robinson’s contribution of 27 was also vital as was Martiens Olivier’s 16.

Murchison batted a second time and declared at 3/53, but the miracle didn’t eventuate with Kyabram reaching 3/41 before the game was called off.

Kyabram now meets Mooroopna at Howley Oval Tatura in a preliminary final this weekend with the winner advancing to the final.

—Gus Underwood

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