LEADER: Grafton High captain Ben Jurd swung the match in his schools favour with a tight spell of opening bowling.
LEADER: Grafton High captain Ben Jurd swung the match in his schools favour with a tight spell of opening bowling. Debrah Novak

Grafton High into zone knock out final

CRICKET: Grafton High School are only one step away from meeting the best cricketing schools around the state - they just have to get past a red hot Alstonville High School.

Grafton pulled out all the stops to roll over the top of Camden Haven at Laurieton earlier this week to earn their way into the North Coast Zone final which is expected to be held at Lower Fisher Park on Monday.

Dylan Lucas and Reece Gaddes opened the batting in fine fashion for the Grafton side rollicking to a 91-run first wicket stand before a minor collapse had Grafton amass only 146 runs.

Blistering seamer Riley Chevalley was in the wickets for Grafton High against Camden Haven on Tuesday.
Blistering seamer Riley Chevalley was in the wickets for Grafton High against Camden Haven on Tuesday. Debrah Novak

But it proved to be enough for the school team as they tore through Camden Haven inside 16 overs with seaming duo Lucas and Riley Chevalley both taking three wickets and captain Ben Jurd chiming in with a brace.

School sports co-ordinator Aaron Hartmann said he was proud of the team and suggested family and friends should get down to the final to support the school side.



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