2011/12 U16 Weet-Bix Cup Champions, Como-Jannali
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The 2011/12 Weet-Bix Cup Finals Day was held yesterday (March 11) at the Sydney Cricket Ground with Como-Janalli (U/16s), Ingleburn RSL (U/14s) and Revesby Workers (U/12) crowned champions in their respective divisions.
The Weet-Bix Cup is a junior Twenty20 tournament for club sides in the U/12, U/14 and U/16 divisions. The tournament is focused on participation with modified rules ensuring that as many kids are involved in each match as possible.
Yesterday’s Finals were the culmination of a summer long competition. To reach the Weet-Bix Cup Finals Day teams had to first win their own regional competition called the Brett Lee Cup. Each Regional Champion then progressed to the Semi Finals of the Weet-Bix Cup.
The first match of the day saw Como-Jannali defeat Normanhurst-Warrawee by eight wickets. Bowling first, Como-Jannali ripped through the opposition top order and bowled them out for 84, with Blake Woodward taking 4-15. They reached the victory target in 12 overs with Tom Doyle (41 not out) leading the way.
This was Como-Jannali’s second Weet-Bix Cup after the same side took out the U/14 Division last summer.
The U/14s saw Ingleburn RSL defeat Normanhurst-Warrawee by seven wickets, spearheaded by a brilliant all-round effort from Nick Riddell.
Batting first, Normanhurst-Warrawee made 9-99 from their 20 overs with Ben Wallwood (40) and Anthony Johnston (31) their top scorers, while Nick Riddell took 3-7 for Ingleburn with the ball. Riddell then came out and smashed 52 not out to lead his side to victory.
The U/12 Final between Caringbah and Revesby Workers was arguably the match of the day with Revesby Workers winning by just four runs.
Revesby Workers batted first and made 8-111, the highest score of the day, with Lachlan Willmore top scoring with 30. Jesse Newton bowled beautifully for Caringbah with his three wickets for just three runs crucial in slowing down the opposition.
Caringbah chased hard and did well to keep pace with the required run rate in the face of some tight bowling. Their chase was led by Austin Waugh, the son of former NSW and Australian captain Steve Waugh. He made 30 before hitting a sharp catch to point.
The Caringbah middle and lower order tried hard in the last few overs but in the end it was Revesby Workers who prevailed in a thrilling match.
Match Scores – 2011/12 Weet-Bix Cup Finals Day
Revesby Workers 8-111 (Lachlan WIllmore 30; Jesse Newton 3-3) defeated Caringbah 7-107 (Austin Waugh 30; Tom Lang 2-9)
Player of the Match: Lachlan Willmore
Ingleburn RSL 3-100 (Nick Riddell 52no, Chris Habib 21; Ben Wallwood 1-2) defeated Normanhurst-Warrawee 9-99 (Ben Wallwood 40, Anthony Johnston 31; Nick Riddell 3-7)
Player of the Match: Nick Riddell
Como-Jannali 2-85 (Tom Doyle 41no, Callum Russell 20no) defeated Normanhurst-Warrawee 84 (Chris Bourke 37, Utkarsh Somaiya 17; Blake Woodward 4-15, Dan Fallins 2-16)
Player of the Match: Blake Woodward