The Yarrawonga Mulwala Lakers Under 16’s continued their unbeaten start to the season with a solid 3 wicket victory of Delatite on a glorious Sunday afternoon at Stan Hargreaves Oval.
Dynamic All-Rounder Jyda House was the star of the game with 3 wickets bettered only by a classy individual fielding performance to break an important partnership setting the platform for victory. House bowled tight line and length throughout his spell and was ably supported by opening bowlers Rory Bartlett and Josh McCabe who had the Delatite batsmen in early trouble at 4 for 21.
It a was a solid 42 overs in the field for the Lakers but each player had strong energy in the field and encouraged the bowlers.
Austin Willet continues to bowl his off spin to perfection whilst comeback kid Will Connell bowled a tight line and length.
Set the task of chasing down 144 the batsmen went about their business with little fuss, Zac Fraser and Jobe Kennedy scored freely early before young left hander Zac Banch took the game away from the bowlers with faultless 53 not out (63 balls).
Banch hit 6 boundaries across all parts of the ground, his running between the wickets and intent to score was a real feature of his game.
Jobe Kennedy opening the batting for the first time all season played superbly for his 45 run, he kept out the good ball and punished anything that was short outside the off stump.
Captain Oscar Willis batted well for his 19 runs to ensure the team passed the total safely, Hudson Gillies also demonstrated his power with some strong shots on the leg side.
Special thanks to the parents for their afternoon tea spread (best in the competition) and also to Brett Wilis who cooked up a great BBQ lunch for the players and families to enjoy.
Also mention to the club curators who put in the extra work to enable the young cricketers to play in such good conditions.
Scores – Yarrawonga 7 for 162 (Banch 53*, Kennedy 45, Willis 19) defeated Delatite 8 for 144 (House 3 for 23, McCabe 1 for 16, Ednie 1 for 11, Bartlett 1 for 25)
Award Winners: ONE ZACH award – Zac Banch. Yarrawonga Mulwala Gold Club Resort – Jyda House