Young players victorious in Perth comp

Michael TraillNarrogin Observer
Pingelly Cricket Association’s under-16 side.
Camera IconPingelly Cricket Association’s under-16 side. Credit: Rod Munns

The region’s best up and coming cricketers spent last week in Perth for Junior Country Week, playing under the Pingelly Cricket Association banner.

Under-14s and under-16s teams represented the region in Perth, with the under-14s capping of the week in a divisional win.

Two wins against both Peel and Eastern Districts was enough to secure the title in front of Bunbury and Districts Cricket Association, who got the better of Pingelly in both of their meetings.

Pingelly-Noonebin’s Jay Sewell was the stand out for the side, averaging 114 runs with the bat.

Callum Giles-Morton from Pingelly-Noonebin and Boddington’s Luke Brown starred with the ball, claiming eight wickets each throughout the week.

The under-16s side managed three victories.

In round one they defeated Albany Cricket Association after both sides were bowled out for 114 and 85 runs respectively.

They then went on to secure a comprehensive victory over the Busselton-Margret River Cricket Association.

Their third win came from the last match of the week against Eastern Goldfields.

Boddington’s Mitchell Brown proved himself as a genuine all-rounder as the side’s second-highest wicket taker with eight wickets including four against Albany.

Darcy Brown, also from Boddington, claimed 11-121 with the ball from six matches.

Towns’ Ben Woodruff was handy in the competition’s last two matches, claiming four wickets from only six overs including 3-18 off three overs against Eastern Goldfields.

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