Ju­nior sides do their dis­trict proud at coun­try week

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - SPORT - Sam Gibbs

Two Welling­ton Dis­trict Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion teams put in great per­for­mances at ju­nior coun­try week.

The un­der-16s team won the B sec­tion, go­ing un­de­feated, and the un­der 14s won five out of six matches to fin­ish run­ners-up in their age group’s B sec­tion.

Led by coaches Chris Mar­row and Grant Mil­banke, no­table bowl­ing per­for­mances in the un­der-16s in­cluded Broome pace bowler Fletcher Ghan­dour’s 4-18 of 7.4 overs — his first spell on a Turf Wicket.

Leschenault’s Bro­den Pol­lard took 3-26 off seven overs, and Ea­ton’s Billy Boucher’s spin-bowl net­ted him 3-33 off nine overs. Leschenault pace bowlers Lochlan Al­lan (2.30) and Rory Given (2.39) kept the run rate down with eco­nom­i­cal spells.

Bats­men Billy Boucher (top score 87) and Leschenault’s Nich Wil­son (top score 66) were well sup­ported by the top or­der Christo Le Roux (Leschenault), Zane Drage and Ay­den Todo­r­off (both from Ea­ton), and mid­dle or­der bats­men David Wilkin­son and Caleb Mil­banke (Leschenault) through­out the week.

Wicket-keep­ing from Zane Drage and Fraser Ward kept the ex­tras at bay.

King and as­sis­tant coach Rob Mar­shall led an en­thu­si­as­tic team of play­ers from Burekup, Ea­ton and Leschenault cricket clubs in the un­der-14s.

No­table bat­ting per­for­mances in­cluded Leschenault’s Nico Le Roux (47) and Burekup’s Tyne Dodds (44no) and Isaac Evans (33).

Best bowl­ing in an in­nings in­cluded Leschenault’s Eli Al­lan’s 3-17 off 6.3 overs, Burekup’s Em­mett Tem­ple­ton 3-20 off three overs and Leschenault’s Justin Mar­shall (3-28) off 10 overs.

Eco­nom­i­cal bowl­ing from Burekup’s Joe Van Nierop (2.57), Laugh- lan Davies (2.63), Henry King (2.92), Leschenault’s Tyne Dodds (2.58), Sa­muel Tucker (2.67) and Ro­han Ash­worth (3.04) kept Welling­ton in the com­pe­ti­tion.

Six catches by Jaxon Sims (Ea­ton) and three run-outs by Ali­jaah Evans (Burekup) added to the ex­cite­ment of the week.

It was a happy group of play­ers that ar­rived back home on the team bus on Fri­day af­ter­noon.

Welling­ton un­der-14s fin­ished sec­ond in the B sec­tion of ju­nior coun­try week with five wins and one loss.

The Welling­ton un­der-16s won the B Sec­tion un­de­feated at ju­nior coun­try week.

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