SALE-MAFFRA under 15s remain undefeated after two rounds

SALE-MAFFRA under 15s remain undefeated after two rounds of junior country week following victory over Bairnsdale and Central Gippsland.

Bairnsdale won the toss and elected to bat at Briagolong on Monday, with captain Nathan Pruscino top scoring with 66 to help his side post 7-163.

Kerrod Macgregor-Davies led the way with three wickets, while Jack Wrigglesworth and Keenan Hughes picked up two wickets each.

Wrigglesworth and Jesse Collins got the Sale-Maffra run chase off to a good start, with the Sharks coasting to victory scoring at better than a run a ball at the 20 over mark.

Collins was the first to go, caught off the bowling of Victorian representative Sophie Molineux for 75, but the damage had been done with the Sharks requiring just 14 runs for victory.

Wrigglesworth carried his bat for 86, while Justin Mitchell was stumped for 33 on the final ball of the innings as the Sharks finished on 3-243.

The Sharks continued their good form in round two against Central Gippsland.

Macgregor-Davies and Isaac Love picked up three wickets each, while Jack Wrigglesworth finished with the figures of 2-3 off six overs with Central Gippsland bowled out for 94.

Sale-Maffra lost two early wickets, but Jesse Collins continued his good form with the bat, scoring 52 to see the Sharks to victory with good support from Mitchell and Oliver Cantwell, who both got starts.

Coming to the wicket with victory already completed, Love cashed in and played with freedom in scoring 68 to help the Sharks post 9-235.

With eight overs left to bowl, Macgregor-Davies and Hughes picked up two wickets each with Central Gippsland finishing its second innings on 4-14.

One win, one loss

SALE-MAFFRA under 14s began its campaign with a loss to Bairnsdale, but bounced back to defeat Central Gippsland on day two.

Harrison Evans and Ben Wilkinson were the only Sale-Maffra batsmen to reach 20 against Bairnsdale, with the Sharks bowled out for 110.

Bairnsdale posted 8-197 in reply, with Meerleiu’s Atley Williams top scoring with 49.

Victorian representative Hayleigh Brennan finished pick of the bowlers with 3-17, while Evans was the other multiple wicket taker for the Sharks.

Half centuries to Elliott Durrant and Tim Dessent helped the Sharks post 4-158 against Central Gippsland in round two.

Central Gippsland were restricted to 6-104 in reply, Evans the pick of the bowlers with 3-20 while Mitch Templeton chipped in with two wickets.