A HAT-TRICK to Casterton’s Matt Killey was just what the doctor ordered to destroy Edenhope’s middle-order and its hopes of taking part in the Casterton and District Cricket Association’s senior final next Saturday.
A 57- run win to Casterton over Edenhope and a 135-run victory to Pigeon Ponds over Wando Vale have resulted in another Pigeon Ponds – Casterton final.
In a game of fluctuating fortunes at Edenhope, Casterton recovered from a precarious 5-72 to set up a competitive first innings total of 234. In its chase for the victory target, Edenhope seemed to be cruising at 2-118 until the Killey brothers struck.
Rick Killey had Will Smith caught at mid-wicket by Damian Wombwell for 56 and 22 runs later, four Edenhope wickets fell with the total at 140. Matt Killey had Alan McIntyre caught in the gully from the last ball of his ninth over for 33 and then bowled Ben McIntyre and Hugh Caldow from the first two balls of his 10th over.
The damage was done and Edenhope never recovered to be all out for 177 in 50 overs. At Pigeon Ponds, it was a day for the bowlers with Wando Vale’s Troy O’Connell and LIONEL Balzan picking up four wickets each in a Pigeon Ponds first innings of 181.
Full story in The Casterton News on Wednesday, March 5, 2014