Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Juniors represent the south

Under 13s Ryan and Jack.
FROM January 7-10, more than 100 of Tasmania's elite junior cricketers aged from 11-15 years played on the North-West Coast for Cricket Tasmania's Intrastate Cup. Of these fine young cricketers, five boys from the Derwent Valley and Central Highlands represented southern Tasmania.

These were Jack Stevenson and Ryan Banks-Smith in the Under 13s, Joshua Farrow in the Under 14s and Alex Blair and Jacksyn Mann in the Under 15s. The teams were Southern Storm, Northern Force and North-West Lightning.

Among the many highlights was the victory by the Southern Storm Under 15s to secure the title in the last match. Needing seven runs to win from the final over, the Storm scored the winning runs with just four balls to spare. Jacksyn Mann was at the crease and remained 18 not out off 32 balls. Earlier, wicket keeper Alex Blair took two great catches to also spear the Storm to victory. Alex did well with the gloves, taking a total of four catches and four stumpings over the four matches.

Other highlights included Ryan Banks-Smith's bowling figures in the Under 13s' fourth match, taking 4 for 10 off 5.1 overs and making 17 not out with the bat. Team-mate Jack Stevenson in their first match made 35 runs of 35 balls (three 4s and  two 6s) and then took 1-34 off eight overs and also took a catch. Josh Farrow made 39 runs off 53 balls in the Under 14s' fourth match and in the third match took 2 for 11 off three overs.

All five local boys did a fantastic job with their respective teams and should be congratulated for the way they represented not only the south of the state but also the Derwent Valley and Central Highlands. 

Results of the Southern Storm Matches
Under 13s (finished third)
  1. Northern Force 3 for 150 off 39 overs (40 extras) d Southern Storm 8 for 146 off 40 overs at Langley Park.
  2. Northern Force 4 for 102 off 20 overs (16 extras) d Southern Storm 9 for 92 off 20 overs (15 extras) at Maidstone Park No.1
  3. North West Lightning 6 for 86 off 20 overs (21 extras) d southern Storm 6 for 76 off 20 overs (24 extras) at Maidstone Park No.1
  4. Southern Storm 9 for 101 off 40 overs (16 extras) d North West Lightning 11 for 100 off 33.1 overs (21 extras) at Maidstone Park No.1
Under 14s (finished second)
  1. Northern Force 4 for 143 off 45.5 overs (18 extras) d  Southern Storm 10 for 141 off 45.4 overs (20 extras) at River Park Ulverstone.
  2. Northern Force 7 for 89 off 20 overs (22 extras) d Southern Storm 8 for 88 off 20 overs (11 extras) at Latrobe Recreation Ground.
  3. Southern Storm 2 for 103 off 16 overs (21 extras) d North West Lightning 6 for 101 off 20 overs (21 extras) at Latrobe Recreation Ground.
  4. Southern Storm 7 for 193 off 50 overs (23 extras) d North West Lightning 10 for 85 off 32.3 overs (16 extras) at Latrobe Recreation Ground.
Under 15s (finished first)
  1. Southern Storm 9 for 176 off 50 overs (18 extras) d Northern Force 8 for 170 off 50 overs (25 extras) at West Park Oval.
  2. Northern force 7 for 89 off 20 overs (9 extras) d Southern Storm 10 for 77 off 19 overs (14 extras) at Devonport Oval.
  3. Southern Storm 3 for 122 off 19.4 overs (33 extras) d North West Lightning 4 for 120 off 20 overs (12 extras) at Devonport Oval.
  4. Southern Storm 7 for 183 off 49.2 overs (56 extras) d North West Lightning 9 for 182 off 50 overs (34 extras) at Devonport Oval.
Jacksyn, Joshua and Alex.
Player Statistics
Jack Stevenson, U/13s, (Gretna Cricket Club)
Matches: 4
BATTING -Runs: 43; Highest Score: 35 not out; not outs: 1; Average: 14.33
BOWLING - Overs: 12; Maidens 0; Wickets: 1; Runs: 60; Best: 1 for 34; Average: 60.00
FIELDING - Catches: 3

Ryan Banks-Smith, U/13s, (Glenorchy Cricket Club, formerly from New Norfolk C.C.)
Matches: 4
BATTING - Innings: 3; Runs: 22; Highest Score: 17 not out; Not outs: 1; Average: 11.00
BOWLING - Overs: 12.1; Maidens 3; Wickets: 5; Runs: 25; Best: 4 for 10; Average: 5.00
FIELDING - Catches: 0

Josh Farrow, U/14s, (Gretna Cricket Club)
Matches: 4
BATTING - Innings: 2; Runs: 39; Highest Score: 39; Not outs: 0; Average: 19.50
BOWLING- Overs: 17; Maidens: 0; Wickets: 2; Runs: 58; Best: 2 for 11; Average: 29.00
FIELDING - Catches: 0

Alex Blair, U/15s, (Glenorchy Cricket Club, formerly from Gretna C.C.)
Matches: 4
BATTING - innings: 2; Runs: 14; Highest Score: 11; Not outs: 0; Average: 7.00
BOWLING - Did not bowl
FIELDING (Wicket Keeper) - Catches: 4; Stumpings: 4

Jacksyn Mann, U/15s, (Glenorchy Cricket Club, formerly from Gretna C.C.)
Matches: 4
BATTING - Innings: 2; Runs: 21; Highest Score: 18 not out; Not outs: 1; Average: 21.00
BOWLING -Did not bowl.
FIELDING - Catches: 0




Story by Wade Gleeson
Photos by Darren Stevenson

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