Albany and Districts Cricket Association fail to win a game on day one at the annual junior country week

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Jed Schwarzbach made 33 for the Albany and Districts Cricket Association under-16s team on day one.
Camera IconJed Schwarzbach made 33 for the Albany and Districts Cricket Association under-16s team on day one. Credit: Laurie Benson

Albany and Districts Cricket Association’s first XI suffered a convincing loss in their first game at the annual junior country week tournament in Perth.

The ADCA under-16s side were bowled out for 104 against Geraldton Junior Cricket Association, chasing 163 to win.

Jed Schwarzbach was in control of the innings early on, making 33, but his team had collapsed, losing 4-4 and they fell well short in the end.

Captain Ryley Valli made 19 at the top of the order and was the only other batsman to reach double figures.

Schwarzbach put on a 26-run partnership with Billy O’Meara before the latter was run out for six.

Albany restricted Geraldton to 8-162 off 50 overs led by Henry Goldsmith.

Goldsmith claimed 3-24, while Jakob Douglas took 2-26.

A brilliant half-century to Teague Valli helped the ADCA under-14s A section side set an imposing total of 8-182 batting first against Bunbury and Districts Cricket Association.

Valli smashed 76, while Devon Jefferis chipped in with 22 and Matthew Thompson added 21.

Bunbury made 3-210 in reply with Harvey Taylor, Cameron Walsh and Valli the wicket takers.

The under-14s B-section side were defeated in their first game by Northam Junior Cricket Association.

Albany made 118 as Vincent Bascombe top-scored with 25 at the top of the order.

Northam finished 8-191 in reply, with Jared Ballard taking two wickets.

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