Northern Rivers will take pride from a convincing Victorian Bushrangers Under-18 State Championships consolation final win over Western Waves.By Patrick O'Meara
Northern Rivers will take pride from a convincing Victorian Bushrangers Under-18 State Championships consolation final win over Western Waves.
Rivers had been in early trouble, having elected to bat first, with a lively wicket seeing them fall to 4-30.
Enter Tyler Larkin and James Billington.
The duo combined for a 212-run stand for the fifth wicket, with Larkin the first to depart for 111 before Billington was later dismissed for 106.
Coach Rohan Larkin said the pair had dug in.
‘‘We won the toss and batted and we knew the wicket would have a bit in it, because the curator had juiced it up a bit,’’ Larkin said.
‘‘It probably had a bit more than we expected and we lost our openers for ducks, Dylan Grandell was out for 14 and our No.
‘‘We were 4-30 and the ball was jumping at the batsmen and causing a few issues, but then Tyler and James weathered it.
‘‘Later in the day, as it dried out, it became a beautiful batting wicket and they were able to cash in.’’
The Waves looked to be in control early, with a 58-run opening partnership.
Tom Chalkley got the breakthrough and the momentum swung in Rivers’ favour.
The Waves finished all out for 151.
Tyler Larkin claimed 3-24 off seven overs, Grandell took 2-17 off eight and Chalkley had 2-21 off five overs.
Coach Larkin said he was pleased the Rivers responded after a disappointing performance against South East Sharks on Tuesday.
‘‘We walk away with a bit of pride, having squared the ledger (wins and losses),’’ he said.
‘‘We know we missed our opportunity on Tuesday, which was massively disappointing, but it was terrific that the boys came out and didn’t just go through the motions.
‘‘We squared the ledger and the boys can take something out of that.’’
A Tamleugh North farmer has described the theft of four sheep fences from his tornado-damaged property ''a low act''.
Most people at the J C Lowe Oval left on Saturday evening talking about the game but not the result. Pigeon Coach Chris Kennedy summed up the feeling adequately when he said after the game; “it was a frustrating game, but my players weren’t responsible for the frustration.”
The move to extend the Tatura War Memorial area and honour Victoria Cross hero Robert Mactier with the erection of a statue in the Hogan St gardens named in his honour, continues.
A Kyabram man who struck a cyclist on Echuca-Moama bridge with a beer can thrown from the vehicle he was in was convicted and fined $400 in Moama Local Court on Wednesday.
A Rochester mother told a health forum about the devastating effect drugs have had on her family.
Over six hours of junior football is scheduled for Kyabram Recreation Reserve this Sunday.
Ten people were injured after Two Australian Light Armoured Vehicles (ASLAV) collided during a training course at the Puckapunyal Military Training Range in on Wednesday, May 22.
The Finley Apex Sports and Community Centre has secured a $500,000 grant from Regional Development Australia.
A purpose-built bike, equipped with amateur radio, will be on the O'Keefe Rail Trail tomorrow.
Cobram residents John Anderson and Ian Cobb will race down memory lane this weekend when they compete in the annual Historic Winton.
Deniliquin Fire and Rescue's open day has been hailed a success by captain Bill Muirhead.
The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) is investigating incidents of abortion or still-births under the Lamb and Kid Mortality Surveillance Project.(LKSMP).
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