DAY two definitely belonged to the batsmen across all age divisions in junior cricket last week. It was a bit of a challenge to find bowlers for this week’s team, with Justin Rumble’s 4/4 clearly the standout performance. However there is plenty of batting in this week’s line up, making for another strong team.
1. Chase Boulding (North Nowra-Cambewarra Blues under 14s) Boulding earns his place in the important openers position for his defiant knock against Berry. Boulding was one of the few batsmen to offer any resistance, scoring 45 not out. Unfortunately his side fell just short of a first innings win.
2. Adam Ison (North Nowra-Cambewarra Maroons under 16s) Not surprising to see Ison back at the top of the order. He had to retire during his innings due to an eye injury, but came back out to score 54 not out and guide his team to victory in their top of the table clash with Ulladulla. Then he went out and scored a hundred in second grade in the afternoon. Just another day at the office.
3. Matt Hiriart (Bay and Basin under 16s) Hiriart earns his right to be the rock of the batting line up for his match-winning knock against the North’s Blues. Hiriart hit nine fours on his way to 69, before retiring.
4. John Bowern (Bomaderry under 12s) Bowern had nothing to lose after his side had already let first innings points slip against Batemans Bay and made the most of his opportunity for a second dig, hitting six fours before retiring on 35.
5. Mackensie Clack (Batemans Bay under 12s) Clack continued his remarkable form with the bat to earn his place in the team of the week once again. He was one of three Batemans Bay batsmen to retire in their first innings win over Bomaderry, hitting five fours in his knock of 36.
6. Tim Mansour (Ulladulla/Sussex under 12s) It was not the best day for the Ulladulla/Sussex team, but Mansour certainly held his own with 36 retired in their loss to Nowra.
7. Connor McQueen (Bay and Basin under 16s) Not wanting to be upstaged by Hiriart, McQueen played a nice little innings of his own against Norths Blues. McQueen showed his aggressive side with three fours and four sixes on his way to 40 not out.
8. Justin Rumble (Nowra under 12s) After scoring 30 retired on day one, Rumble then played his part with the ball, claiming an outstanding 4/4 (all bowled) from five overs to lead his side to victory against Ulladulla/Sussex.
9. John Ulrick (Berry under 14s) Ulrick took wickets and was very economical with figures of 2/10 from 7.1 overs as his side secured a narrow victory over Norths Blues.
10. Cooper Bramley (Berry under 10s modified) Bramley had a good game all round during his side’s win over the Norths Maroons, but was particularly impressive with the ball with figures of 2/5.
11. Jack Hinkley (Berry under 10s modified) Hinkley was just as impressive as Bramley with the ball, also picking up 2/5 in Berry’s win over Norths Maroon.