The School Sport Australia 15 & Under Boys National Championships arrived on the Sunshine Coast today, with a number of close contests.
Queensland v NSW Magenta
NSW Magenta’s unbeaten start came to an end, as Queensland scraped home by one-wicket in a thriller.
Dhruv Kant’s knock of 70 led NSW Magenta to a total of 160, as Mitchell Pascoe picked up four wickets. Queensland reached its target in the penultimate over, with an unbeaten 25 from Jet Liebke sealing victory.
South Australia v ACT
South Australia and the ACT played out an incredible tie, with both sides finishing on 226 runs.
South Australia batted first, with Zac Worden compiling an unbeaten 54 in the middle order. In reply, Joshua Low-McMahon (79) and Jay Allen (73) played key roles in levelling the scores as the sides split the points.
VIC Metro v VIC Country
Victoria Metro secured a 39-run win in the inter-state derby against Victoria Country.
The Metro side batted first, reaching 6-204 on the back of 61 runs to Ashley Chandransinghe. Mitchell Cammarano top-scored with 46 at the top of the order for the Country boys, however four wickets each to Miles Sellenger and Yash Pednekar saw Victoria Metro dismiss their opposition for 165.
NSW Green v Northern Territory
NSW Green comfortably accounted for the Northern Territory, enjoying a 199-run win.
Zeehan Ahmed (78) and Brock Larance (53) raised the bat for NSW Green, as four Northern Territory bowlers picked up two wickets each. In reply, Northern Territory was dismissed for 72, with Janu Varatharajan’s 27 the top score.
Western Australia v Tasmania
Brodie Foster’s innings of 90 runs guided Western Australia to a 36-run win against Tasmania.
Foster and Harry Crane (44) were Western Australia’s top scorers in a total of 9-225, as Samuel O’Mahony picked up three wickets. Four batsmen passed 25 for Tasmania, with Samuel Collins scoring 41, before being bowled out for 189.