Lo­cal bowler in­jured as un­der-19s strug­gle

Albany Advertiser - - SPORT - Cameron New­bold

Al­bany fast bowler Bryce Jack­son’s na­tional cham­pi­onships are over af­ter in­jur­ing his trou­ble­some back on day one of the tour­na­ment in South Aus­tralia on Mon­day.

Jack­son and Michael Fer­reira are rep­re­sent­ing Al­bany at the Un­der-19 Na­tional Cricket Cham­pi­onships but their WA side has strug­gled, los­ing their first two matches.

Bowl­ing against the hosts SA on day one, Jack­son pulled up sore af­ter four overs and took no fur­ther part in the game.

The 18-year-old speed­ster had snared the early break­through, dis­miss­ing Lewis Evans for a duck and had fig­ures of 1-18 from four overs be­fore break­ing down.

Jack­son, who hails from Colling­wood Park, flies home to­day and is ex­pected to have scans this week to de­ter­mine the ex­tent of his in­jury.

WA suf­fered a 178-run belt­ing at the hands of SA and then on Tues­day lost to Tas­ma­nia, who chased down 242 to win in the 49th over.

A North County prod­uct, Fer­reira has been used as all-rounder, bat­ting twice at No.4 and bowl­ing 10 overs in the two games thus far.

The 17-year-old made 18 runs off 40 balls in his open­ing dig of the cham­pi­onships and then 13 off 27 against Tas­ma­nia, in­clud­ing two bound­aries. He re­turned fig­ures of 0-28 from six overs as WA al­most de­fended 241 against Tas­ma­nia.

The two losses have WA at the bot­tom of their pool ahead of their clash with ACT/NSW Coun­try to­day at Price Memo­rial Oval.

To­mor­row WA face Vic­to­ria Coun­try and in round 5 on Sun­day the North­ern Ter­ri­tory.

In lo­cal cricket on Satur­day, Mt Barker face Den­mark in round 8 of the A-grade com­pe­ti­tion, Roy­als will search for con­sec­u­tive wins against Many­peaks and North County do bat­tle with Rail­ways.

The third round of the un­der-19 T20 com­pe­ti­tion is to­mor­row.

Pic­ture: Lau­rie Ben­son

Al­bany’s Bryce Jack­son, left, is out of the na­tional un­der-19 cricket cham­pi­onships with in­jury. Michael Fer­reira re­mains.

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