HAVING been routed by Bendigo United in last season’s semi-final, Kangaroo Flat turned the tables on the Redbacks on day one of a rain-affected round six in the BDCA on Saturday.
While only 42 overs were played at Harry Trott Oval, that was enough for the Roos to grab nine wickets as the Redbacks ended the day at 9-85 in what is a round that is now all ordinary conditions matches.
The Redbacks after being sent in were on the ropes from the outset, with Nick Williamson (0), Corey Daniels (4) and Mark Di Fede (1) all out just seven balls into the day as Bendigo United collapsed to 3-5.
Roos’ captain Brent Hamblin (4-27) removed Williamson and Daniels in the opening over, before Di Fede was caught on the first ball of the second over off Dylan Klemm (3-19) when the ball lodged in the helmet grill of Jake Klemm at short leg.
The Roos’ team included wicket-keeper Riley Burns, who took three catches, making his first XI debut alongside his dad, Adam Burns (2-21), playing his 203rd game.
Only Tyson Templeton (28), Riley Treloar (19 n.o.) and Jake Thrum (10) scored in double figures for the Redbacks, who have just four members of the team that decimated the Roos for 88 in their semi-final last season playing in this match.
• Bendigo captain Shane Koop is within sight of his first century for the Goers.
Sent in by Strathfieldsaye at the QEO, the Goers reached 5-223 before rain halted play in the 74th over in what was the first XI game that had the most play.
Opener Koop batted through to finish unbeaten on 90 off 231 balls, while veteran Mark Ryan made his second consecutive half-century.
Ryan followed up his second innings 54 n.o. against Strathdale last week with 57 off 99, putting on 107 for the fifth wicket with Koop.
The competition’s leading run-scorer, Kyle Humphrys, took his season tally to 387 with a knock of 42 as part of a 51-run third wicket stand with Koop.
Tom Hart (12 n.o.) and Koop will resume the Goers’ innings on day two.
Kristian Rogers (2-61 off 19.4) took two of the five wickets for the Jets.
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• Eaglehawk will resume its innings at 3-75 against White Hills at Scott Street.
White Hills’ Rhys Irwin has taken all three of the wickets to fall so far – Cory Jacobs (14), Anthony West (29) and Cam McGlashan (4) – to have figures of 3-29 off 16 overs.
Jeremy Brown (16 n.o.) and Aaron Monro (8 n.o.) will continue the Hawks’ innings next week after bad light stopped play.
• The only team to win the toss and bat was Huntly-North Epsom, which reached 2-34 off 23 overs before rain halted play at the first drinks break.
Brodie McRae (2) and Anthony Tanner (10) are the batsmen out for the Power.
Opener Brett Elvey (6 n.o.) and Sandun Ranathunga (11 n.o.) were the not out batsmen when play at Strathdale’s Bell Oval was abandoned.
• There was no play in the match of the round between Golden Square and Sandhurst at Wade Street.