The U14s went down to Ringwood today by 4 runs. Chasing 130, we were bowled out in the last over for 126.

After being in a strong position at 1/88 around the 20 over mark, we lost 4 wickets for 1 run in the middle of our innings before our tail enders gave us a chance late in the innings. 6 run outs and a stumping did not help our cause after our two top order batters Isaac and Ollie set up the innings.

Isaac Prestney made 37 off 65 balls and Oliver Price 29 off 100 balls. Aidan Hobbs gave us a chance late with 16 off 10 balls.

Another terrific performance with the ball and in the field restricted Ringwood to 130 after having them 8/92.

Best of the bowlers and fielders were;
Jules Tragardh 3/27 off 8 overs
Jack Bell 4/32 off 8 overs
Zayd Farouque 2/8
Harry Smith – 3 catches
Liam Pappas – 2 stumpings and a catch

Well done boys and our management team, a great effort to make the grand final and you have done the NMCA very proud.

Thanks to Belly, Dean Hanlon and Flip for looking after the team. Thanks to the parents and everyone else that helped out with looking after the boys over the journey!

Thanks to Rivergum CC for hosting our home matches and to Gidds for entering the scores over the carnival.

Best wishes for the rest of the season!