Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Locals in junior cricket win
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.