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Mixed fortunes for Tallarook

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Despite showing a solid all-round performance with the bat against Kilmore on Saturday, Tallarook could not back up in Sunday’s Seymour District Cricket Association’s A Grade One-Day Final.

Playing at Tallarook, Yea batted first, making 6/143. Ryan Akers, batting at number five, top scored with 61.

Yea looked shaky early at 4/46 but steadied the ship to make 143 by the close of innings, after 40.5 overs.

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The wickets were shared amongst Tallarook’s bowlers, with Will Dundon, Coby Shultz and Jarrod Flint taking two wickets each.

With no Tallarook batsmen able to get past the 50-mark, Tallarook’s 133, after 42 overs, was not enough to win the match

Top scorers for the home side were Mitchell Itter with 38 and Lachlan Watts with 24.

The Tigers’ Cameron Armstrong was the pick of the bowlers, with 1/18 off nine overs, including four maidens.

The win will no doubt give Yea confidence going into it’s two-day match against Eastern Hill, where it is 1/15 chasing the ‘Hill’s 142.

Yea sit second on the ladder, behind Tallarook, with Broadford third and Kilmore fourth.

In the other two-day matches to start on Saturday, Tallarook powered ahead with a total of 9/302 at the close of innings.

Jac Smith-Williams’ 77 runs was a highlight, putting on a solid partnership with Mitchell Itter, who opened with 59 runs.

Leigh Irving, 47, and Dundon, 41, were also key contributors.

For the home side, Shane Topham took 3/30 off 14 overs.

Kilmore will have its work cut out when the match resumes on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Broadford won the toss and batted first at Chittick Park, and were all out for 221 facing Seymour.

The visitors did not get off to a good start, and were 6/76 before Jeremy Bradshaw put on 64 runs and Aaron Gleeson 44.

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