Ju­niors in pur­ple patch

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - LOOK LOCAL -

THE South East Metropoli­tan Ju­nior Cricket un­der-13 grand fi­nal took place at Hig­gins Park on March 18 be­tween two South Perth teams, Pur­ple and Red.

South Perth Pur­ple has been coached by Nathan Tuckey and his team had an out­stand­ing sea­son, go­ing through to the grand fi­nal un­de­feated.

“I am so very proud of my boys and had said to each young man be­fore the game, you have all suc­ceeded in per­sonal bests and what­ever the re­sult you are win­ners in my eyes,” he said.

“For them to go the whole way through the sea­son un­de­feated and win the grand fi­nal is truly a re­mark­able achieve­ment.”

Af­ter a morn­ing of wet weather, the game com­menced with South Perth Pur­ple win­ning the toss and opt­ing to bowl; it ap­peared to be a good de­ci­sion.

South Perth Pur­ple kept the field­ing tight with some great per­for­mances from across the team and kept Red to 83 af­ter 25 overs.

Some late ral­ly­ing from the Red bats­men saw the team score at nine runs an over for the last five overs to reach a very com­pet­i­tive 128 af­ter their 30 overs.

Pur­ple got off to a fast start, with Eli­jah Ed­monds scor­ing at a run a ball, and then some power bat­ting from Bradley Tuckey in the mid­dle (21 n.o. off 16) had Pur­ple at 0-90 at the half­way mark, with the boys hit the win­ning runs in the 25th over.

South Perth Pur­ple won the South East Metropoli­tan Ju­nior Cricket un­der-13 grand fi­nal

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