THE Greater Southern Marlins have continued their assault on the NSW Youth Championships, with round five being held on Sunday.
At Ainslie's Keith Tournier Memorial Oval, the under 13 Marlins, headlined by Bomaderry's Jackson Ingram and Berry-Shoalhaven Heads' Matthew Page, made it from six wins from as many games against the ACT/Southern Districts Barons.
After being sent in, the Marlins posted an impressive 6/230 from their 40 overs - largely thanks to a massive 123 from 96 balls from Ingram.
This impressive knock included 16 boundaries and four sixes.
In reply, despite 74 from Jasper Lui, the Barons finished at 9/188 - with Kasey Burton (3/19) and Blake Mackrell (3/23) taking three wickets each.
The team's final pool game, against the Illawarra Highlanders is on November 3 at the Bomaderry Sporting Complex.
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The under 14s Marlins, featuring Berry's Max Carr-McCarron and Tom Fletcher, Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemens' Matthew Higham and Ulladulla United's Ryan Gilkes, fell to 3-3 on the season, after going going down to the ACT/SD Barons at Prell Oval.
After sending in the Barons, their rival posted 231 from their 48.2 overs, despite three wickets each from Michael Amadio (3/29) and Euan Riedy (3/39).
In reply, the Marlins could only reach 134 from their 38.1 overs at the crease, with Fletcher top-scoring with 39.
They'll next play the Highlanders at Gerry Emery Oval on November 3.
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The final Greater Southern team in action on Sunday was the under 15s side, coached by Batemans Bay's Andrew Malcolm and including Berry's Alec Dobson and Christian Page, Bay's Lachlan Malcolm and Ulladulla's Drew and Jay Ramsden.
At Seiffert Oval, Malcolm's side were sent in by the ACT/SD Barons and reached 6/232 from their 50 overs.
Dobson finished the innings at 101 not out, from 139 deliveries, as team mate Sam McLennan scored 57.
In response, the Marlins were on top early, reducing their opponents to 4/67.
But an 153-run partnership by Dylan Brick (83) and Jack McEntee (74) steered the Barons to victory, reaching the target (6/233) in the 44th over.
Dobson (1/17), Cooper Hayes (1/22) and Malcolm (1/23) were the pick of the bowlers of the Marlins.
Next up for Greater Southern is a showdown with rival Illawarra at Hanging Rock on November 3.