In the under 14s, the competition saw a low-scoring match played in terrific spirit at Laharum on Friday night. And it was Horsham Saints Red who took the spoils, after scoring 5/77 to 5/46.
The highlight of this match was a brilliant 22 (ret) by Gavin Brown, from the Saints, who played some delightful shots. And Laharum’s opening bowler Jim McInnes provided a highlight of his own, with a couple of overs of outstanding fast bowling. Arkie Ellis and Tadhg McGrath did well batting out their 20 balls each for the Saints, with some nice stroke play from both players.
Jed Tyler was the pick of the Laharum batsmen, as he too played some nice shots while batting out his 20 balls.
In the match at the Dimboola Road oval, Jung Tigers was outclassed by the visiting Dunmunkle Renegades Red team 8/149 to 7/83.
Again, Blake Downer stood out with 53 not out and another young talent Connor Weidemann made 22 not out.
At the Baillie Street ground, it was the visiting WWW/BHD side that won against Horsham Saints Black in a ripper of a match which was decided by a boundary from the second last delivery of the game. WWW/BHD scoring 6/85 to the Saints 5/81.
Hugh Dougherty got the Saints off to a good start with a solid 15 (ret), while Aayush Kant retired on 16 after some lusty hitting. For WWW/BHD it was a Laverty affair in the middle order that kept the score ticking along with Archer making 14 and Jordan scoring 21 not out. Malcolm Barry came in at the end and belted 19 not out to secure the win for his team.
At Murtoa, Homers White was too good for Renegades Black 5/107 to 3/66. At the top of the order for Homers White, it was Connor Chivell (15 no) and Abhilasha Rodrigo (15 no) who got the momentum going before Ammarr Khan (10) and Caleb Smith (14) contributed as well.
Cameron Newell was best with the bat for Renegades Black, scoring 14 no in the middle order.
In the under 16.5 competition, the match between the Saints and the Homers was washed out.
At the Dimboola Road oval, it was the Dunmunkle Renegades who took the points against the West Wimmera Warriors 3/93 to 9/46.
Brayden Purchase was the shining light for the Warriors with 21 no. Nic Ballagh and Lachie Weidemann both took 2/1 for the Renegades.
When the Renegades batted it was Connor Brophy (18 ret), Deacon Campbell (19 ret) and Logan Petering (20 ret) who led the way.