The NSW Country Youth Championships offer the state’s best young cricketing talent the opportunity to showcase their skills against those similar in age. This year’s U13 country competition has been fiercely competitive with players from both the Sixers and Thunder pools producing top quality performances with bat and ball.

The action was on display early with Tom McKinley (Illawarra Highlanders), Sam Williams (CAW Murray) and Tremayne Small (Hunter Valley Thoroughbreds) all grabbing four wickets for only a handful of runs. Simon Alderson (Central Coast) and Riley Jones (Northern Inland Bolters) the first two batsmen to pass the fifty-run mark and consequently deliver opening round wins for their respective sides.

The next set of matches were tightly contested, a real tussle between batsman and bowler. What could potentially be labelled match of the tournament came from round three in the Sixers pool, when Mid North Coast battled North Coast. Zane Hopkins (Mid North Coast) put 56 runs towards his team’s total of 151 despite seeing his half his side fall to the bowling of Sam Ensbey (North Coast), who finished with figures of 5-16 off 6.5 overs. North Coast set off nicely in their run chase reaching 124 for the loss of just 3 wickets, until Chase Marron came into the attack. Marron dismantled the North Coast batting line-up, taking 4-19 off 7 overs and ultimately restricting his opponents to 144.

The second half of the competition brought about some exceptional individual performances. Western Plains Outlaws versus CAW Murray was a highlight reel, with Ashton Deebank (Western Plains Outlaws) smacking 91 from 109 and Harry Yelland (Western Plains Outlaws) adding 58 from 80. Archer Mason (Western Plains Outlaws) then took 5-17 off 8 overs which all but made certain his side cruised to a 127-run victory.

The ACT/SD Barons made it six from six by ending their tournament with a convincing win over the Greater Southern Marlins. With this victory, they jumped to the top of the Thunder Pool leader board and finished as the only undefeated team in the tournament.

Overall, it has been another hugely successful U13 NSW Country Youth Championships. A huge thank you must go to those that ensure events like this take place successfully. To the Maitland Council, all officials, umpires and volunteers, parents and players, Cricket NSW appreciates and congratulates you on your participation.

U13 Country Youth Championships Ladder
Sixers Pool

Rank

Team

P

W

T

L

D

Points

NRR

1

Northern Inland Bolters

7

5

0

1

1

22

1.10

2

Central Coast

6

5

0

1

0

21

0.43

3

Mid North Coast

7

4

0

2

1

16

0.01

4

Lake Mac Attack

7

3

0

3

1

13

-0.08

5

North Coast

7

2

0

4

1

11

0.23

6

Hunter Valley Thoroughbreds

6

2

0

4

0

9

-0.68

7

Far North Coast

7

2

0

4

1

7

-0.48

8

Newcastle Blasters

7

1

0

5

1

4

-0.48


Thunder Pool

Rank

Team

P

W

T

L

D

Points

NRR

1

ACT/SD Barons

6

6

0

0

0

24

0.42

2

Western Plains Outlaws

7

5

0

2

0

24

0.30

3

CAW Murray

7

4

1

2

0

18

0.03

4

Illawarra Highlanders

6

3

0

3

0

12

0.54

5

Murrumbidgee

6

2

1

3

0

12

0.50

6

Greater Southern Marlins

6

2

0

4

0

9

-0.02

7

ACT/SD Kings

5

2

0

3

0

6

-0.13

8

Central West Wranglers

7

0

0

7

0

0

-1.48


U13 Country Youth Championships Top 5 Runs Scorers
1. Archie McMaster (Northern Inland Bolters)

Matches

Runs

Average

High Score

6

237

47.40

80


2. Ashton Deebank (Western Plains Outlaws)

Matches

Runs

Average

High Score

7

217

31.00

91


3. Liam Gammone (Illawarra Highlanders)

Matches

Runs

Average

High Score

5

215

53.75

94


4. Oliver Brincat (Central West Wranglers)

Matches

Runs

Average

High Score

7

210

42.00

59


5. Joseph Mendis (ACT/SD Barons)

Matches

Runs

Average

High Score

7

208

69.33

74*


U13 Country Youth Championships Top 5 Wicket Takers
1. Henry Doggett

Matches

Overs

Runs

Wickets

BBI

7

31

82

12

3/9


2. Chase Marron (Mid North Coast)

Matches

Overs

Runs

Wickets

BBI

6

27

84

12

4/19


3. Hugh Wheeler (Central Coast)

Matches

Overs

Runs

Wickets

BBI

6

26

53

11

4/7


4. Harry Yelland (Western Plains Outlaws)

Matches

Overs

Runs

Wickets

BBI

7

14.5

54

11

6/18


5. Vihaan Vikramadithyan

Matches

Overs

Runs

Wickets

BBI

7

28

91

10

3/13


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