Melton Centrals fail to fire


Tara Murray

It was a day to forget for Melton Centrals in the Cricket Victoria Women’s Community Cricket north-west B one-day grand final.

Looking for their first one-day title and second overall, Centrals went in as favourites against Coburg.

While they had lost just one game for the year, Centrals couldn’t continue that form on Sunday.

Centrals captain Candace Hulett said it was one of those days.

“We didn’t bat well and we didn’t hold our catches,” she said.

“One girl made 100 and we dropped her four times. They bowled really well and we didn’t bat well and nothing went right.”

Coburg made 3-153 before bowling Centrals out for 64.

While disappointed with the result, Hulett said there were still plenty of positives to come from the year.

“Only being our third season in the competition, a lot of girls have only played one or two years,” she said.

“To make it to our second grand final is a really good effort. For most of the year we were the team to beat and the benchmark all season.

“This only adds to the hunger.”

Hulett said the focus would be to continue to get young girls into the program and develop their skills.