Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Shantry Back In Action After Injury As Kangaroos Go Under

Jack Shantry returned to action after his facial injury but the Worcestershire paceman and county team-mate Ben Cox were on the losing side for Greenvale Kangaroos.

Opponents Dandenong triumphed by seven wickets in a Victorian Premier Cricket Bartercard Men's Premier Firsts encounter.

Shantry had been forced to retire when opening the batting against Geelong in a T20 match last weekend after being hit by a delivery just below the chin when sweeping which required six stitches.

They were taken out on Friday and he was able to line-up away to Dandenong who put the Kangaroos into bat.

They totalled 192-7 in their 50 overs with Cox scoring 34 batting a number four and Shantry dismissed for a duck after coming in at number six.

He took the new ball and made an instant breakthrough in dismissing B. Forsyth without a run on the board.

Shantry returned typically impressive figures of 1-16 from eight overs but an unbeaten 105 from opener T. Donnell saw Dandenong triumph with 5.1 overs to spare.

Joe Clarke's side, South Perth CC, lost out on first innings points to visiting Scarborough in a Western Australian Cricket Association first grade clash.

Clarke had scored 57 on the opening day of the two-day fixture last weekend with South Perth making 300 all out.

But their opponents made light work of overhauling that total and reached 400-8 in 90 overs with Clarke taking one catch.