By Jackson Russell
Despite rain stopping play through the region, Kilmore was able to get a full day’s play on the board in day one of their Seymour District Cricket Association match against Tallarook.
After winning the toss and batting in Tallarook, Kilmore made 193, in large part thanks to a brilliant captain’s knock from Matt Rose who carried his bat to make 69.
After losing opener Josh Buttler early, caught by Tallarook captain Lachlan Watts off Leigh Irving for 4, Rose and Jacob Walton were able to get the visitors back on track with a 32-run stand.
Walton became the first of three scalps for Mitch Itter, caught by Irving for 20 to have Kilmore 2/41. Ash Lovick followed soon after as Kilmore fell to 3/48.
Bailey Dennehy made 16 before he was stumped by Cameron Muir off Kalon Winnell.
Rose and Ben Trezise put 30 on the board together before Trezise was caught by Ben Cooney off Jarrod Flint for 14 to have Kilmore 5/95.
Rose and Shane Topham put on a solid partnership, making 38 before Topham was dismissed leg before wicket by Lachlan Watts for 19.
Ben Dawson joined Rose in the middle and the pair put on 36 until Dawson was caught by Watts off Itter for 26.
Brett Buttler didn’t last too long, also caught by Watts but off Manjeet Singh for a duck as Kilmore fell to 8/169.
Kilmore’s tail didn’t last long as Rose ran out of partners in the final over and the visitors were bowled out for 193.
Itter led Tallarook’s attack, taking 3/35 from 14.2 overs with three maidens while Singh was highly efficient, taking 2/18 from 13 overs with five maidens.
Ladder leaders Yea were in a state of shock after day one, getting bowled out for 117 by fifth-placed Eastern Hill at home on Saturday.
While the Tigers were slow to start, losing two early wickets, it was a middle order collapse that spelled their doom.
Yea lost 3/6 as they fell to 5/69 and once the wickets started falling, the lower order wasn’t able to get the momentum back on their side.
Yea captain Marc Steiner top scored with 37 before he fell at 6/93 while Cameron Armstrong made 26 before his wicket started the collapse at 3/63.
Ben Bryant was a bowling machine, taking 4/46 from a massive 28 overs with eight maidens.
Broadford and Seymour were never able to get on the field at Harley Hammond Reserve with play abandoned before a ball was bowled.