Three victories for Albany and Districts on day one of junior country week

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Albany Junior Cricket Association country week captains Austin Brown, Caleb Haua and Rory Sutherland.
Camera IconAlbany Junior Cricket Association country week captains Austin Brown, Caleb Haua and Rory Sutherland. Credit: Taj Stubber/Albany Advertiser

Albany and Districts Cricket Association under-14s A-side recorded a strong victory in their first game at the annual junior country week tournament that began on Monday.

The ADCA sent away three strong sides to the week-long competition in Perth.

The under-14s A-side bowled Busselton-Margaret River out for just 75 in 25 overs in their 50-over clash at Sutherlands Park on Monday.

Alby Kowald starred with the ball for ADCA claiming 3-4 off three overs, two of which were maidens, and Jared Ballard took 3-12 off his four overs.

ADCA fell to 2-27 in the run chase but a superb century partnership from Buddy Robinson and Rory Sutherland secured victory.

Robinson made 88 and Sutherland added 37 as Albany and Districts were bowled out for 198 in reply.

The under-14s B-side also recorded an impressive victory in their first game against Bunbury and Districts as they posted a formidable 230 from 47.5 overs at Alan Edwards Park.

Lochie Otway retired not out on 51 while Austin Brown chipped in with 27.

In reply Bunbury and Districts managed 134.

The under-16 team suffered a loss in their first Twenty20 fixture to Wellington, going down by 11 runs at Breckler Park on Monday.

Wellington posted 5-116 off their 20 overs with Trent Herbert (2-18) and Tom Geddes (2-19) the multiple wicket takers.

ADCA lost five wickets late in their innings and could only manage 7-105 in reply with Teague Valli top scoring with 41.

In their second game they defeated Geraldton after making 6-113 batting first, led by Jed Schwarzbach with 39.

Geraldton made 9-96 in reply.

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