Horsham’s Tony Caccaviello took five wickets in a one-day match against New South Wales at the Australian Country Week Championships in Shepparton on Tuesday.
Caccaviello tore through the lower order to finish with impressive figures of 5-36 from his 10 overs.
Thanks largely to the bowling display from Caccaviello and Benajmin Boyd (4-11), Victoria were able to defend their first innings total of 204, bowling New South Wales all out for 168.
“I’m very pumped about it, it was a good win firstly and then to contribute with the ball and take some wickets was great,” Caccaviello said.
“I had a very, very good day yesterday.”
Caccaviello’s five wicket haul is the equal most anyone has taken in a match across the entire tournament, and lifted his total wicket tally to 10 for the championships. He has now taken the equal third most wickets for the tournament.
Caccaviello also got the chance to bat for the first time against New South Wales, coming in at number 11 and finishing not out with two runs.
The victory has given Victoria a 3-3 record for the tournament and a chance to win the championships. They have a bye on Wednesday before facing South Australia in the final round of one-day matches on Thursday.
“Hopefully we should make it into the final of the one-day competition, but the more important is the overall championship,” Caccaviello said.
“If we win tomorrow and have results fall our way we might walk away with the overall championship. So fingers crossed and hopefully we can play well.”
Caccaviello – who is the regional cricket manager for the Western Country region – is representing Victoria for the first time at the country championships that started on Thursday.
He took 1-23 in a win against South Australia in their first twenty20 match and 1-18 in his next appearance in a defeat against Western Australia. Victoria didn’t make the final of the twenty20 competition after two losses to Western Australia and New South Wales.
The one-day matches started on Sunday where Caccaviello took 1-25 from five overs in a win against Queensland. He took 2-30 from seven overs in a loss to Western Australia on Monday before his five-wicket haul against New South Wales on Tuesday.
The one-day competition is evenly placed so far, and Victoria are a decent chance of making the final on Friday after winning two of their three one-day matches.