Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Locals in junior cricket win

North Hobart Country coach Marcus Wilde and his team, back
from left: vice captain Nathan Rice, Ryan Daft, Sam Banks, captain
Jack Stevenson, Sam Booth, Sam Holloway, Alec Wilde. Front:
Nicholas Davis, Coby  Kemmler, Josh Eyles, Jye Bearman and
Will Banks. Photo: Chloe Stevenson.
LOCAL boys did well in the State Country Challenge held in Hobart last Wednesday and Thursday, with the North Hobart Country team defeating the North-West in the final at the Queens Walk ground.

North-West had first hit, making 101 off its 20 overs. In reply North Hobart Country chased down the runs with five overs to spare. Sam Booth made 40-odd runs and Jack Stevenson 28. The players in the southern side were selected from the Derwent Valley, Midlands and Tasman teams that played in the Southern Country Challenge a couple of weeks back, with 10 players making the team from here in the Valley.

The boys had defeated  the Huon/Channel and North-East on the Wednesday and the North-West on Thursday morning and then again that afternoon in the final. The team was very well led by its captain, Jack Stevenson, and vice-captain Nathan Rice.

This was the first time this team has won the State Country Challenge. An excellent effort boys, you should all be very proud of yourselves for winning a state final.

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