Finals nearing for Grubbers juniors

Fletcher keeping it tight: Ocean Grove Grubbers' Under 13 bowler Fletcher Keck, who took 1/8 from 4 overs, comes in to bowl against club rival team Ocean Grove Swans. 149614_02 Picture: LINDSAY KELLEY

Compiled by PAUL MADDEN

OCEAN Grove Cricket Cricket Club juniors head to the business end of the season leading into finals with all teams coming back from break with a vengeance.
A fantastic century to Logan Taylor in the Under 17 combined team last Saturday has given them every chance of getting in the finals but they must win the next two games.
Both under 15 teams have consolidated their spot in the finals with good wins and an outright which will probably give them both a home final.
Similarly the Under 13 Swans are set in the top four and a couple of good wins by the Grubbers may see them get into the finals.

Under 15 OG Red D’Arcy Division
Round 8
OG Red versus Barwon Heads at Wallington
OG Red lost the toss and went in for a bat in the one dayer, making 5/105 with Charlie Walter making 30 not out and Matthew Stanic getting 29 not out. They then went in for a bowl, getting Barwon Heads 6/91 with Liam Mullen getting 2/16 and Matthew Stanic yet again performing and getting 1/2. It was a good win for the boys.

Round 9
OG Red versus Leigh Districts at Memorial Reserve
OG Red lost the toss again but went in for a bowl this time, getting Leigh Districts all out 7/38 with Charlie Walter getting 3/7 and both Noah de Bruijn and Matthew Stanic getting 2/5 each.
They then went in for a bat, passing Leigh Districts score easily with 1/81 with Brad Walder getting 30 not out and Nathan Scarpa getting 29.
They then sent Leigh Districts in for another bat, getting them all out 10/45 with Noah de Bruijn shining again and getting 4/4 from his 5 overs and supported by Liam Mullen getting 2/4.
They then went in for another bat, yet again easily surpassing Leigh District’s score by making 6/56 with Will Richardson getting 12. It was a great game by the boys and an amazing outright win to consolidate their finals position.

Under 15 OG White McMahon Division
Round 8
OG White versus St Josephs at Shell Road
OG White won the toss and decided to have a bat, getting 7/111 with Louis Beale getting 24, Harry Tregenza getting 17 and Will Owen getting 16. They then bowled, getting St Josephs all out 10/95 with Mitch Gawley-Price getting 2/4, Will Owen getting 2/11 and Lleyton Woolley getting four catches. Good win boys!

Round 9
OG White versus Torquay at Shell Road
OG White lost the toss and bowled, getting Torquay 8/60 with Jake Wilson getting 3/9 and Louis Beale 2/6. They then went out for a bat, getting 6/70 before declaring with Louis Beale getting 20 not out and Bailey Le Maistre getting 13. They sent Torquay in to have another bat chasing an outright winn, getting them 4/70 with Lleyton Woolley getting 2/6 and Henry Walsh getting 1/4. While they missed the outright It was a good win for the boys.

Under 13 OG Swans Norquay Division
Round 8
OG Swans versus Collendina at Collendina
OG Swans won the toss and decided to have a bat, getting 5/133 with Jack Doyle making 27 retired not out, Nathan Down making 22 retired not out and both Shaun Biemens and Josh Kuipers scoring 20 retired not out. They then went in for a bowl, keeping Collendina to 6/113 with Oscar Walter getting 1/6, Merric Platt getting 1/8 and Nathan Down yet again performing spectacularly by getting 1/11, 2 run outs and two catches. Well done to the boys on a great win.

Round 9
OG Swans versus OG Grubbers at Bellarine Secondary College
OG Grubbers won the toss and went in for a bat, getting 14/118 with Connor Asquith getting 21 and Cooper Ward getting 15 with Oscar Walter and Luke Ewart from OG Swans getting 4/4 and 3/6, respectively. Then OG Swans went in for a bat, getting 7/161 with Josh Kuipers scoring 26 retired not out and Hayden Ewart 19 not out, with Cooper Ward and Fletcher Keck from OG Grubbers getting 1/7 and 1/8, respectively.
It was a fun, competitive game between the boys where the Swans came out on top.

Under 13 OG Grubbers Norquay Division
Round 8
OG Grubbers versus Drysdale at Bellarine Secondary College
OG Grubbers won the toss and decided to bat, getting 1/93 with Fletcher Keck getting 23 retired not out and Connor Asquith getting 20 retired not out.
They then went in for a bowl, getting Drysdale all out 10/56 with Connor Asquith yet again performing with 3/7, Andrew Schoch getting 3/9 and Alex Harper getting 2/11. It was a good win by the boys and well earned.

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