Clarence junior cricketers win well in representative bout
THE Clarence River Junior Cricket Association under-12 representative team scored a resounding first-up win against Lower Clarence Junior Cricket Association in their match at Wherrett Park in Maclean on Sunday.
Clarence River compiled an imposing 3-235 off their 50 overs. In reply, Lower Clarence were bundled out for 35 in just the 19th over with Courtney Fuller and Natasha Rudder claiming three wickets each.
Earlier, Clarence River skipper Amy Riddell's decision to bat after winning the toss proved a masterstroke.
After the loss of an early wicket, Jackson Grieve (77) and Nicholas Lawson (43) took control, combining for a century stand for the second wicket.
After a patient innings Lawson was dismissed in the 32nd over. Grieve was then joined at the crease by Harry Grosser who finished unbeaten on 60.
Grieve was dismissed on the final ball of the innings as he continued to look for runs.
In reply, Lower Clarence found the going tough with Fuller and Jacob Ellis (1) doing the damage early.
Ethan Munro then chimed in with two wickets and Braidy Willis claimed one while Nicholas Lawson took three catches as the Lower Clarence run chase came to a premature end in the 19th over.