Yarrawonga pair joins Lavington batsman in key roles in country win over city team

Lavington batsman Matt Tom played a key role in an opening stand of 52 in Victoria Country under 21's grand final win over the city's rep side.
Lavington batsman Matt Tom played a key role in an opening stand of 52 in Victoria Country under 21's grand final win over the city's rep side.

Yarrawonga Mulwala duo James Irvine and Matt Casey have joined Lavington opening batsman Matt Tom in playing leading roles in Victoria Country under 21’s win over its city counterpart.

The VCCL toppled the Victorian Metropolitan Cricket Union by eight wickets at Bendigo’s Queen Elizabeth Oval on Sunday.

The metro outfit posted 183, with Irvine ripping the heart from the middle and lower-order to finish with 5-34.

Tom and Barwon’s Jordan Rossi set the foundation with a 52-run opening partnership.

The stylish Tom was dismissed for 22, before the Northern Rivers’ Jack Neylon combined with Rossi for 73 runs.

Neylon’s dismissal brought Casey to the crease and he batted through the rest of the innings to lead Vic Country to the commanding win.

Casey finished unbeaten on 22.

New City’s Angus Kilby also played in the win.