Woodruff carries bat in Perth

Taj StubberNarrogin Observer
Upper Great Southern Cricket Associations players.
Camera IconUpper Great Southern Cricket Associations players.

An impressive knock from Upper Great Southern Cricket Association under-16 opener Ben Woodruff guided his side to a comprehensive 70-run win in its first clash in B-section of junior country week in Perth this week.

Luke Brown and Woodruff put on a 93-run opening stand in their first T20 game against Esperance Junior Cricket Association to set a strong platform on day one.

Woodruff played a patient innings as he finished on 96 not out off 86 balls to carry his bat, falling just four short of a century.

Woodruff found the boundary just three times and hit two maximums as his side posted 2-163 off their 20 overs.

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Liam McWha led the attack as they bowled out Esperance for just 93 in the 19th over, McWha taking 3-1 off two overs while Darcy Gillett claimed 2-6.

In their second T20 match they made it two wins from as many matches as they chased down Esperance’s total with ease on the back of McWha’s unbeaten 51.

Esperance made 7-117 batting first, Brock Pockran and Leeuwin Gillet both taking 2-13.

Upper Great Southern finished 6-135 in reply.

An unbeaten half-century from Brown had his side in a good place after 30 overs at 2-125 in their round three clash against Peel.

In the under-14 A-section division, Upper Great Southern fell short in both of their matches against Busselton-Margaret River.

Busselton-Margaret River made 7-118 in the first game with Lachlan Flower claiming figures of 2-13 but his side scored 8-77 off their 20 overs with Jonty Robinson top scoring with 21 not out.

In their second game Robinson led the way again with the bat with 38 not out as they made 6-72.

Busselton-Margaret River chased down the total with ease posting 7-136, Perrin Gillett claiming two scalps.

Upper Great Southern had Wellington 4-161 after 32 overs in their third game on Tuesday.

In the under-16 C-section ,Upper Great Southern also started with two losses in T20 games against East Avon.

East Avon set a big total of 8-159 batting first despite Blake White taking three wickets and his side fought hard to reply with 7-121 as Noah Della Boca top scored with 43.

In their second game, three bowlers claimed two wickets each as they restricted East Avon to 9-113 but Upper Great Southern were disappointing with the bat being bowled out for 63.

Upper Great Southern were 4-146 after 32 overs in their first 50 over game against Central Midlands-Mortlock.

In the under-14 C-section Upper Great Southern started with two losses to East Avon.

In their first game they were bowled out for 51 before only managing 87 in their second game as East Avon won both games with ease.

Eastern Districts were 3-153 off 27 overs in their round three clash against Upper Great Southern in their first 50-over match on Tuesday.

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