After starting the day 10 runs and 2 wickets behind Under 16 Captain Will Sharp started where he left off quickly bringing his half century up.
But Oscar Willis fell and Sharp was running out of partners. Then Sharp got to bat with upcoming star Zac Fraser who looked a bit nervy in his first under 16 game. Little friz was out for 5 but enjoyed the experience.
The captain then took the game into his own hands smashing boundaries and scoring really quickly to get the Lakers to 174.
With Beechworth having 8 wickets in hand and only needing 70 runs off their 21 overs and with attacking batsmen Pearce at the crease still Coach Lewis asked the boys how much they really wanted the victory.
The boys stood up to the challenge and Angus Heslin starred with the ball once again. After being overlooked for the North East Knights Heslin was determined to let them know they made a mistake and took 3/10 off his 6 overs.
The boys will now travel to Wangaratta to face Rovers United Bruck Red.
Awards this week: One zach; Zac Fraser; Golf Club; Oscar Willis.
Stunning victory for Bulls
The Under 14s Bulls have recorded an extraordinary 3 run victory over RUB Green. With the first day being washed out the game was restricted to 21 overs per side.
Defending a competitive total of 73 all looked lost for the Bulls with the Rovers getting on a roll in the middle overs taking their score to 1/66 off 15 overs.
With 6 overs still to be bowled the Rovers required just 7 runs.
Enter the unlikely heroes Tyler Norman and Harry Barker. The bottom age boys produced a magical spell of bowling that stunned the Rovers. Bowling maiden after maiden the Bulls confidence grew. The boys seemed to be bowling land mines restricting the Rovers to just 3 runs off the last 6 overs with Harry rewarded claiming 2 wickets. The boys were backed up in the field with Sam Wood taking an excellent catch and Jeremy Bramich time and again sacrificing his body stopping certain boundaries.
Consistent bowling at the start of the Rovers innings led to the first wicket. Pressure was building from the opening bowlers Caleb Mitchell and Desi O’Kane. Looking to steal a run that boy Tyler Norman swooped on a ball at mid-wicket throwing to keeper Austin Willett to produce a magnificent run out.
Earlier in the day the Bulls lost the toss and were sent in by the opposition. Jyda House ensured a solid start to the innings opening for the first time. His batting partner Harry Barker tied down by some excellent bowling tried to go over the top only to be caught. Jeremy Bramich attempting a second run found himself short of the crease.
In a bit of trouble at 2/13 off 10 overs the Bulls turned to big hitters Caleb Mitchell and Desi O’Kane. The boys got the scoreboard ticking over. Caleb Mitchell in a rich vein of form was outstanding hitting the gaps regularly retiring on 23. Austin Willett’s cameo was equally as brilliant smashing two boundaries, retiring on 11.
A tip and run partnership from Dillon Kirchen and Sam Wood ensured the Bulls would have something to defend. Dillon Kirchen was also electrifying between the wickets.
Awards; thanks to the magnificent sponsors. Crusty Loaf Bakery – Dillon Kirchen; Yarrawonga Fish and Chips – Tyler Norman
The Bulls remain undefeated facing the daunting trip to Mansfield to take on a Delatite team full of confidence after their recent performances.
Rams dominant in win
On Saturday the Under12s Rams took on Ovens Valley United. After losing the toss the Rams were sent in, and it didn’t start well with Van Kreeck departing for 0.
Lachlan Phillips then came to the centre and put on a fine display of batting making 67no with Jack Costigan up the other end contributing 19no.
Xavier Mitchell and Cam Ford came and went for 5 and 1, Geoffery Montgomery and Jackson Purtell then steadied the ship with Montgomery finishing on 14 and Purtell 12 both not out.
TJ Docking and Jeremy Baer then finished the innings off making 7 and 1 bringing the Rams total to a very competitive 6/156.
It was now the Rams turn in the field and the new ball was taken by the two Nates. Williams and Kreeck both bowled well without giving away many extras. Xavier Mitchell then came into the attack and bowled with pace claiming 1 wicket. Geoffery Montgomery also bowled well along with TJ Docking who only had 3 runs taken from his 2 overs.
The Ovens Valley United boys batted well making 3/105 from their 20 overs on a quick out field. Awards; McDonald’s- Lachlan Phillips; Yarrawonga Videoland- Geoffery Montgomery.
Great all round effort for Bulls
Round 7 saw the Under 12 Bulls leave the sheep and headers behind and head to the cow and cheese country at Milawa to take on Rovers United/Bruck Red.
After losing the toss captain of the day Bodhi Leonard was pleased to be sent into bat with a perfect pitch and outfield waiting.
Tahlia Thomson opened the innings and saw off the new ball in a solid display. Ollie Connell batted well to just fall short of his allocated 20 balls. Pacey Haebich looked good with his 5 not out hitting a lovely four. At the end of the innings 5 batters had retired not out with Bodhi Leonard 14, Ben Kennedy 27, Darby Mullins 19, Cohen Cuskelly 16 and Maya Hargreaves 13. A bountiful harvest of 124 runs from their 20 overs.
Taking to the field the young Bulls were again fantastic with catches to Cohen Cuskelly and Darby Mullins. Some very tight run out chances with all fielders doing there bit including sub Darcy Hargreaves who did some very nice work.
Wickets for the day went to girl duo Tahlia Thomson and Maya Hargreaves with one each and two bowls each to Ollie Connell and Pacey Haebich.
All bowlers did a great job with maidens also going to Ben Kennedy, Bodhi Leonard and Tahlia Thomson. A fantastic all round effort by the ever improving Bulls.
Awards: McDonalds- Pacey Haebich; Foodworks - Maya Hargreaves.