Rising cricket talent, Jett Hopper displayed his enormous potential on Friday as he took to the Saints Red junior opening bowlers, retiring on the customary 20 after facing just nine deliveries. He then went back later in the innings to strike a couple more heavy blows.
He was well supported by John Officer who made 16, Jackson Hoffman with 20, Luca Geue who made 20 as well, Max Bunworth who scored 13 and Aiden Van who made 14. At the end James Officer scored 16.
Homers Red won the match 6/165 to 7/65.
Tadhg McGrath was the best bowler for the Saints snaring 2/8 while Luke Weidemann was their best bat as he withstood some quick bowling to retire on 21.
At the Dudley Cornell No. 2 oval, it was Dunmunkle Renegades Red who proved too strong for WWW/BHD 4/159 to 4/115.
Regular scorers Blake Downer (22no), Caleb Hurley (21no) and Connor Weidemann (21no) ensured that the innings started well and Keylan Ryan (10 no) and Ned Kingston (13) finished it off.
There were some good scores for WWW/BHD as well. Matthew Reicheldt (24no) led the way and he was followed by Malcolm Barry (21no), Lucas Cole (15no), Jordan Laverty (12) and Xavier Bone (11no).
At the Dimboola Rd Oval, Jung Tigers took the points against the Bullants 2/113 to 4/95. Sebastian Le Roux (19no) top scored for the home team and he was ably supported by Logan Millar (18no), Dylan Newell (15no) and Harrison Millar who made 10.
When the Tigers bowled, Harrison Millar backed up his form with the bat to snare 2/17.
At Horsham, College Saints Black played Homers White and it was White which went home with the spoils, 3/119 to 5/53. Ryan Amin top scored for the Saints with 11no and Tahlia Thompson made 8no. When they were in the field, the highlight for Saints was the wicket keeping of Luke Miller.
In the under 16.5 competition at the Dock Lake Reserve, Horsham Saints squared off against the strong Dunmunkle Renegades outfit. And it was a terrific hit out with the Renegades taking the points with just eight balls left in the innings.
The Saints made 7/122 with in-form batsman Dylan Thompson retiring on 53, a score which included eight boundaries. In his first junior game for the Saints, Noah Chambers made a solid 12. For the Renegades it was the astonishingly consistent Blake Turner (50no) and Bailey Young (30no) who led the visitors home.