Smith stars with bat and ball

In the Horsham Cricket Association’s under 14 competition Homers White has continued on its winning way with an 11-run win at Murtoa against Renegades Black. 

Both sides lost only five wickets, however, Homers White scored 85 runs whilst Renegades Black mustered 74. 

Best with the bat for Homers White was William Drummond and Abhilasha Rodrigo, with 16 and 13 not out respectively.  

Rodrigo also featured among the wicket-takers, along with Patrick Lattanzio and Ammarr Khan, who took a wicket each.

At Laharum, the home side made 7/46 which was not enough against the Bullants who scored 7/98. 

Consistent Jim McInnes again top-scored for Laharum with nine runs. 

Nicholas Fischer, Dylan Newell, Brody Grey and Patrick Rogers all snared a wicket each for the Bullants. 

Logan Miller came in at the end for the Bullants and scored a terrific 18 and he had great support from Brody Grey who made 12 not out.

Jed Tyler and Josh Hutchinson both took two wickets for Laharum. 

At Coughlin Park, the Saints proved to be too strong for Blackheath/Dimboola scoring 5/91 against the visitors' 4/58. Harry Freak top-scored with 13 retired. 

Josh Wundke retired on 10 and Andrew Taylor made 10 as well. 

Angus Barry was the best bowler for the combine snaring a couple of wickets.  

Hamish Sellens was the best of the batsmen when Blackheath/Dimoola took to the crease ending his innings with 13 retired. 

Lance McBride and Malcolm Barry also retired on nine and Jordan Laverty made nine as well. 

The best of the Saints bowlers was Andrew Taylor with 2/3; he was sensational in the field as well, gobbling three catches. 

The highlight of the under 16.5 clash between the Saints and the Renegades was a 50 retired and a hat-trick from Corey Smith, which was enough to get his team over the line in a close one. 

A terrific game of cricket also saw (for the Saints) Jye Walter score 53 retired. Aidan Laffy made a solid 24 when the pressure was on and Brock Hammerston compiled 18 valuable runs. 

In a game for the batsmen, Jordan Delahunty scored 61 not out. Logan Petering (45) and Bailey Young (32) completed fine knocks for the Renegades.

At Sunnyside, the visiting West Wimmera outfit proved to be too strong for the Homers.