Solid Shoalwater blunt Hornets sting in disciplined win
A big week for juniors at the Hillman Cricket Club started last Wednesday with a visit from Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels.
The Hillman juniors presented Cr Sammels with a plaque thanking the City of Rockingham for its ongoing support including recent upgrades and oval maintenance.
Saturday’s under-14s top of the table clash between the Hornets and Shoalwater took place at Shoalwater Oval, the home of the Hornets who won the toss and put Shoalwater into bat.
Both sides were looking nervous, however Shoalwater shook off the nerves faster than their opponents.
Solid batting performances from Nathan Goodrick, with 33, Nathan Nolan, (26 not out), and Patric
Picture: Neil Coughlin Ramsey (17), set up Shoalwater’s overall score of all out for 132 off their 33 overs.
Best bowler for Hornets was Ben Hasson with 2-17.
Hornets went into bat but struggled from the outset with only three batsmen getting starts; skipper John Sanders (27), Mitch Field (12) and Ben Hasson (10). The Hornets were all out for 69. Shoalwater’s Izack Unuwia had the impressive figures of 3-0 off four overs with Patrick Ramsey chipping in with 2-17.
Two Hornets juniors also represented the Rockingham Mandurah District Cricket Club in the under-13s and under-14s sides.
In RMDCC’s under-14s game against Willetton, Ben Hasson took 5-11 to secure a win for RMDCC while John Sanders, for under 13s, made 91 runs as well as taking 2-13, again securing a win for Rockingham Mandurah.
This week the Hornets under-14s are at home against Secret Harbour Dockers Junior Cricket Club White.