Warriors record fourth straight win in the Albany and Districts Cricket Association under-14 competition

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Plantagenet Green’s Jarrad Ballard drives powerfully.
Camera IconPlantagenet Green’s Jarrad Ballard drives powerfully. Credit: Laurie Benson

Warriors remain undefeated in the Albany and Districts Cricket Association under-14 competition after defeating Plantagenet Green in round four on Saturday morning.

They remain the only unbeaten team after Blues went down in a thriller to Griffins.

Batting first, Warriors were able to post a match-winning total of 6-145 from 36 overs to help them notch a 35-run victory.

Warriors opener Rory Luscombe top-scored with 30 and helped his side get off to a great start as he retired not out along with Devon Jefferis (18 ret no) and Milan Jaggi (23 ret no) as they moved to 2-102.

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Warriors' Lilly Briscoe bowls.
Camera IconWarriors' Lilly Briscoe bowls. Credit: Laurie Benson

They lost their final four wickets for 15 runs but still set a big enough total to record their fourth straight win of the season.

Crawford Bolto was the only multiple wicket taker for Plantagenet Green, managing 2-7.

In reply Plantagenet Green lost two early wickets but recovered to be 4-95 thanks to 34 not out from opener Cameron Walsh.

Plantagenet Green’s Johnny Sadler is bowled by Warriors' Buddy Robinson.
Camera IconPlantagenet Green’s Johnny Sadler is bowled by Warriors' Buddy Robinson. Credit: Laurie Benson

However they ran out of overs and finished on 5-110 as Billy McRae claimed 2-9 for Warriors.

Redbacks and Denmark played out a thrilling tie in their clash at McLean Park.

Denmark batted first and posted 9-121 off 36 overs on the back of an unbeaten half century from Jackson Ross and he was well supported by Ryan Hick (24).

Warriors' Buddy Robinson bowls.
Camera IconWarriors' Buddy Robinson bowls. Credit: Laurie Benson

Xavier McGregor claimed 2-8 for Redbacks.

In reply Redbacks were 6-111 needing 11 runs for victory but they lost three wickets in succession before levelling the scores nine wickets down.

Heath Caldwell tried to score the winning run but was run out, the match ending in a tie.

Warriors' celebrate the wicket of Plantagenet Green’s Johnny Sadler.
Camera IconWarriors' celebrate the wicket of Plantagenet Green’s Johnny Sadler. Credit: Laurie Benson

Rory Sutherland top scored with 30 for Redbacks while Hick took 3-10 with the ball for Denmark.

Griffins won a thriller against Blues to register their second win of the season.

Blues batted first and made 9-160 off their 36 overs with Teague Valli unbeaten on 45 and Matt Thompson chipping in with 30.

Mt Barker's Cameron Walsh defends.
Camera IconMt Barker's Cameron Walsh defends. Credit: Laurie Benson

Griffins started strongly and moved to 2-87 before the loss of a few wickets throughout the middle and end of their innings.

But Griffins held their nerve to be bowled out for 161 and win by one run, as Jed Kowald led the way with 40.

Davey Wignall took 3-13 for Blues in the loss.

Plantagenet Green’s Johnny Sadler cuts.
Camera IconPlantagenet Green’s Johnny Sadler cuts. Credit: Laurie Benson

Kings bounced back to the winners’ list with a comfortable 173-run win over Plantagenet White.

After bowling Plantagenet White out for 38, Kings finished their innings on 0-239 off 36 overs.

Charlie Anning claimed 3-7 for Kings and Marcus Leckie took 2-4.

Peter Darmody (52 ret no) and Riley Bessen (50 ret no) both made half centuries for the winners.

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