The bowlers took centre stage on the opening day of the School Sport Australia 15 & Under Boys National Championship in Brisbane.
Queensland, NSW Green, ACT, South Australia and NSW Magenta claimed Round 1 wins, as 85 wickets were claimed in the tournament’s opening round at Brisbane Grammar.
Western Australia v Queensland
Queensland claimed a five-wicket win against Western Australia after a strong bowling performance.
William Trigar (3-16) and Ryan Walker (3-20) were the stars with the ball to dismiss Western Australia for 101 in the 44th over, before an unbeaten 43 from opener Jed Wilson guided Queensland to victory in the 31st over.
NSW Green v VIC Metro
A superb innings of 95 from Brock Larance set up a 107-run win for NSW Green against Victoria Metro.
Larance’s knock guided NSW Green to a total of 175 in the 41st over, with Angus Molden claiming 5-33. However, NSW Green’s bowlers were also impressive - especially Mac Jenkins, who claimed 3-13 - as the Victorians were dismissed for just 68.
ACT v Tasmania
A half-century to ACT opener Angus Jones guided his side to a six-wicket win against Tasmania.
Seven ACT bowlers claimed wickets as Tasmania were dismissed for 108 in the 40th over, before Jones’ hand led to victory in the 28th over.
South Australia v NT
South Australia proved too strong for the Northern Territory, notching a 194-run win.
South Australia posted a huge total of 6-265 from their 50 overs, with Kyle Brazell (70) and Ryan King (48) the leaders with the bat. In reply, Northern Territory was dismissed for 71, as Cooper Luke and William Bowering each picked up three wickets.
VIC Country v NSW Magenta
NSW Magenta held on for a narrow 17-run win against Victoria Country.
A five-wicket haul from Ryan Bartel saw NSW Magenta dismissed for 131 in the 40th over. Victoria Country were dismissed for 114 in reply, as Toby Gray claimed 4-18 off his 10 overs.