Riverina scores two wins in Bradman Cup

20/01/2019 Posted by admin

Reece Matheson is in Newcastle with the Riverina Bradman Cup team.Riverina coach Mark Favell thought the opening day of the Bradman Cup would be the hardest hurdle for his side to overcome but the players secured a first-up win with ease on Monday.
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Riverina met Central Northern at George Farley Oval, Wallsend and overcame Central Northern’s strong middle order.

Central Northern batted first and were sitting pretty at 4/106 before Riverina hit back.

Led by opening bowler Max Harper (3/15), Riverina turned the match on its head to bowl Central Northern out for 135.

With 50 overs to get the runs, time was never going to be a worry for Riverina.

Opener Blake Harper (39) got things going before Eddie Keogh (32) put a handy knock of his own together.

Central Northern’s Conrad George (4/32) was a constant thorn in Riverina’s side but it did little to stop the team.

Reece Matheson (31*) and Rupert Lilburne (17*) put on a 34-run stand to see Riverina score the required runs in 37.3 overs.

Riverina backed up its opening day by putting on a mammoth total in the day two match against Western.

Blake Harper (5) fell early as Riverina batted first.

From there, every player made a start with Harry Rosengren (35), Keogh (13), Dean Bennett (10) andReece Matheson (16) all contributing.

However, it was the final two partnerships that shone through.

Riley Gow (70*) combined withRupert Lilburne (39) for 77 runs first.

Gow then partnered with Joshua Staines (37*).

They put on an unbeaten 71-run stand to push Riverina to 6/259 after 50 overs.

Jack Cattanach (4/43) removed Brock Larance (7) early in Western’s run chase on to put Riverina on the front foot.

Western then fought back before Dean Bennett (1/9) found immediate success when he was brought into the attackto break a 42-run stand.

Nicholas Broes (79) and Henry Railz (44 retired) held the key toWestern’s innings.

However, Eddie Keogh (3/25) broke the partnership and continued to take wickets before Cattanach helped clean up the tail as Riverina won by 67 runs.

Riverina take on North Coastal today before finals commence on Thursday.

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