Shoalhaven U16s dominate T20 match against ACT

Sean Griffin opened the bowling for Shoalhaven against ACT.

Sean Griffin opened the bowling for Shoalhaven against ACT.

The Shoalhaven U16s rep team had a home game against a strong ACT contingent in the first of the T20 rounds last Sunday, and after losing the toss were asked to bowl.

Thinking outside of the box, captain Rhys Burinaga (1/15) opened with off spin in partnership with the ever consistent Sean Griffin.  Burinaga had the opener caught by keeper Ryan Hall before a change to Angus Rutherford (4/24) saw a flurry of wickets tumble. 

Well supported by Angus Lowbridge with the only maiden of the day, a run out by Sean Griffin and Riley Jarret, plus another wicket from John Ulrick (1/1) saw ACT finish with 8/89 off their 20 overs. 

Strong performances again with the bat by Harry Graham (39) and Rhys Burinaga (46) made short work of the total and Shoalhaven celebrated the win in the 15th over. 

Unfortunately a forfeit by Far South Coast meant no more cricket but everyone enjoyed the different T20 style of cricket.

With one round to go in the Southern Zone Cricket Competition, Shoalhaven are placed second behind South Coast.  They travel to Bradman Oval on Sunday to play Highlands, with a win securing them at least second place going into the semi-final rounds.