Wins all round

Benalla Ensign - - SPORT -

Benalla Bushrangers’ ju­nior sides all en­joyed wins in the week­end’s Wan­garatta and District Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion games.

The Un­der-12s, Un­der-14s and Un­der-16s racked up wins as did the A-grade side in a close game against De­latite in Mans­field.

The Un­der-12s bat­ted first against Yar­ra­won­gaMul­wala play­ing at home at the Arun­del St Lake end ground.

Open­ers Bayleigh Dervish and Seth Arnold got the side off to a good start with Arnold even­tu­ally out for nine and Dervish out for six.

Lu­cas Ham, Jonty Priest and James Martin did a good job in the mid­dle or­der, all re­tir­ing not out with Priest mak­ing 25, Ham 18 and Martin nine.

Archie Stevens and Bryce Cooney also pro­vided valu­able runs and Har­ley Brown did a great job to be not out as the in­nings tally was 5/99 from the al­lo­cated 20 overs.

In re­sponse, the Bushies re­stricted the vis­i­tors to 5/59 from their 20 overs.

Cooper Bin­ion bowled well for two wick­ets while James Martin, Bryce Cooney and Tom Grif­fiths all grabbed a wicket each.

In the Un­der-14s, both teams wrapped up wins on the sec­ond day of their two­day games.

At Yar­ra­wonga, the Bushies bowled the home side out for 107 chas­ing 153 for vic­tory.

Liam Cur­tis was the pick of the bowlers, with 2/9 while Jett Roberts, Max Cullen, Os­car Roberts, Pat Wright, Mar­shal Sem­mens, Cooper Woods and James Parker all took a wicket each.

The other Un­der-14 side also man­aged a close win against Beech­worth/Ruther­glen at Stan­ley.

The Bushrangers man­aged to re­strict Beech­worth/Ruther­glen to 7/109 dur­ing a rain­in­ter­rupted first in­nings.

Char­lie De Winne, Sam Heaney, Ben Rear­don, Ge­orge Lith­gow and the Deo broth­ers, Aar­dash and Shaalv all tak­ing a wicket each, De Winne’s be­ing off the first ball of the match.

Char­lie also took two catches and Lu­cas Hales was in­volved in a sharp run out dur­ing the fi­nal over.

Look­ing for 110 to win the Bushies set about their task with ma­tu­rity as Lith­gow and Willem Hyland negated the first 12 overs with­out loss for 37 runs.

This gave their team­mates the per­fect plat­form to launch into the back half of the in­nings fin­ish­ing at 5/113.

Hales scored an un­beaten 15 not out and he was well sup­ported by Hyland and Heaney both with 11, en­sur­ing the Bushies got home with five wick­ets to spare.

The Un­der-16 game at the Gar­dens against City Colts was played as a one-dayer due to week one be­ing lost to rain.

Colts won the toss and had a bat and were in trou­ble early with Henry Sa­daya claim­ing the first wicket in the open­ing over.

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