Superb bowling display leads Denmark to under-14 premiership in Albany and Districts Cricket Association

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ADCA under-14 premiers Denmark Cricket Club.
Camera IconADCA under-14 premiers Denmark Cricket Club. Credit: Laurie Benson/Albany Advertiser

Denmark Cricket Club are the under-14 premiers after a dominant seven-wicket win over Warriors in the grand final on Saturday morning.

A superb effort with the ball set up the title victory, as the Magpies chased only 99 to win at Turf East.

Denmark's Ryan Hick made an unbeaten 43.
Camera IconDenmark's Ryan Hick made an unbeaten 43. Credit: Laurie Benson

Eugene Bird and Adam Hetherington got the Warriors off to a solid start with the bat, both surpassing 15 but their middle order failed to fire.

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Hetherington was the first man to go, bowled for 16 off 30 balls, and Warriors lost constant wickets from there.

Lucas Smart (4), Angus Clarke-Smith (6), Max Robinson (1) and Samuel Osborne (1) all fell as their side slipped to 5-69.

Max Osborne tried his best to get Warriors to a competitive total but he lacked support.

Warriors' Eugene Bird.
Camera IconWarriors' Eugene Bird. Credit: Laurie Benson

Bird retired and then returned to the crease but was run out on 18, leaving Max Osborne unbeaten on 21.

Warriors were bowled out 98 in the 35th over and it was a disciplined performance from the Magpies with the ball.

Beau Loton snared 2-2 while Teo Foreman (1-9), and Kade van Lill (1-2) were also important with the ball.

Sam O’Toole-Gardner and Lochie Otway put an early dent in the small target as they put on 26 runs for the first wicket.

Denmark's Jake Schwarzbach and Ryan Hick.
Camera IconDenmark's Jake Schwarzbach and Ryan Hick. Credit: Laurie Benson

O’Toole-Gardner was the first wicket to fall, removed by Samuel Osborne for four.

Otway retired after making 16 before Ryan Hick belted 43 from just 35 balls, including six boundaries, to get the Magpies almost home.

Denmark's Jake Schwarzbach out caught for a run a ball 16.
Camera IconDenmark's Jake Schwarzbach out caught for a run a ball 16. Credit: Laurie Benson

Hick retired and then another handy contribution from Jake Schwarzbach ensured the Magpies secured premiership glory.

The Magpies needed less than 20 overs to reach the target, the seven-wicket win sealing a terrific season for their side.

Samuel Osborne (1-11), Jeremy Law-Davis (1-22) and John Byrne (1-3) were the wicket takers for the Warriors.

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