Dunmunkle Renegades Red’s bats do damage in U14s

Dunmunkle Renegades Red under 14s scored a blistering 168 without losing a wicket against Laharum, in what was the highlight of round 7. 

In an outstanding performance, their top six batsmen all retired. Bailey Young made 23, Blake Downer, 20, Lachlan Weidemann, 20, Rhyce Allen, 14, Connor Weidemann, 20, and Caleb Hurley, 21. Weidemann also took 3/1 with the ball. Other multiple wicket-takers were Tehji Thandi and Blake Downer, with two each. 

At Lutheran Oval, the Horsham Saints were too good for Homers Blue as they posted a 42-run win. Max Bunworth opened for the Blue team and top-scored with 8 retired. Daniel Hastings was the best bowler for Homers with a tidy 2/8, while Monty Wynne and Bart Turgoose snared one each. 

The Saints got off to a solid start with the bat, as Harry Freak and Dylan Avery both scored 20 before retiring. 

Andrew Taylor kept up his good form, making 16 retired. Ruben Ferguson, Ryan Amin, Aayush Kant, Dylan Avery and Andrew Taylor all got a wicket for the Saints. 

The match between the Bullants and Homers Red at Noradjuha was lost to rain, as was the clash at the Dimboola Road Oval between Blackheath/Dimboola and Dunmunkle Renegades Black.

In the under 16.5 match at Rupanyup, the Dunmunkle Renegades have the upper hand after scoring 6/111 to the Horsham Saints 3/63. 

The Saints have wickets in hand, but can they overcome the 46-run deficit? In-form Bailey Young made 50 not out for the home side, while Jye Walter took 2/16 for the Saints. Aiden Laffy (21 no) and Brock Hammerston (19 no) will start the run chase for the visitors this week.

At Nhill, it is West Wimmera who hold the cards going into the second day against Homers, with a score of 3/87 as opposed to 5/58.

Liam Preston and Josh Lees again led the way with the bat, compiling 36 and 26 respectively, with Preston still at the crease to set up their innings on Saturday. Lees added to his outstanding form this season with a couple of wickets as well. ​