Bay Breakers break down at Hanging Rock

JUNIOR cricket continued on Saturday with the Bay Breakers taking on Central Eurobodalla, and for the first time this year an under 13s game was played on the turf at Hanging Rock Oval. 

With a bit of rain on Friday night making it a good coin toss to win, tails came up for the Central Euro team who sent the Breakers into bat on what appeared to be a sticky wicket.

A mixture of some accurate bowling from the Central team and a slow bounce off the wicket led to the Breakers crumbling to 5/6 off the first four overs. 

Tyler Kariotis (five), Zac Moloney (nine) and Regan Drew (four) then dished up some resistance for the home side, who managed to creep along to a meagre total of 44.

Luke Wiggins (2/3), Jack Hyndes (2/6) and Harry Shannon (2/2) were among Central’s top bowlers, while Nick Carter also chipped in with one wicket.

Knowing that early wickets were the key to success, Breakers pace bowler Mackenzie Clack made a breakthrough in the first over when Justin Hanslow was caught by Oscar Reedy. 

However, from there on it was all Central, who cruised past the Breakers’ score to finish with 8/76 off 26 overs. 

Henry Norman (14 retired), Jack Gwynne (12 not out) and Hyndes (10) led Central’s charge with the bat.

For the Breakers, Zac Moloney was the best of the bowlers with 2/2, and the other wickets were shared between Mitch Hockey, Lachlan Knight, Jye McDonald and Reedy. 

Kariotis figured in a great run-out and also took a good catch to contribute in the field.

There will be another local derby tomorrow when the Breakers take on the Bombers at Hanging Rock Oval from 8.30am.

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