OVENS Valley United suffered its first loss in Wangaratta and District A grade cricket, going down to Yarrawonga Mulwala on the weekend.
The Tigers went into the second day’s play with a big task ahead of them, needing to take eight wickets while defending a score of just 109.
But the job proved too big as Yarrawonga Mulwala resumed at 2/51 before concluding the match on a score of 8/254.
A week earlier things hadn’t gone to plan for the Tigers with the bat, as they were skittled in the 51st over with veteran Brad Piazza the only major contributor with 43.
Despite the loss, Tigers captain Corey Southern was pleased with the efforts with the ball.
“We bowled really well for the first 20 overs on the weekend, we restricted them to about two runs an over or a little less which was really good,” he said.
“Skinny (James Neary) got a wicket in about the second over of the day but we dropped a catch a few overs later which would have given us two wickets for about 10 runs and they would have been 4/60.