PENRITH’S Pat Hinder has continued his stellar form with the bat throughout the 2013 Western NSW under 13s cricket carnival in Orange, hitting an impressive 150 not out in his side’s massive 229-run win over the South Coast.
After yesterday’s ton in Penrith’s innings of 7-309 off 50 overs, Hinder has hit 266 runs so far this week, while only being dismissed once, to earn Penrith the top seed for today’s final at Wade Park.
The boys from the foot of the mountains will take on the Northern Districts in the decider after the number two ranked side in the carnival made 6-236 from 50 overs before bowling out ACT Gold for 81.
Charlie Cale was the anchor man for Northern Districts, scoring a composed 74, while Elliot Carwardine did the damage with the ball, and will be his side’s go to man against Hinder and Penrith today, taking 5-9.
Mitchell snuck into fourth courtesy of a 41-run win over Dubbo.
Millthorpe’s Cohen Schubert enjoyed another strong outing for the region’s rep side, hitting 109 not out as Mitchell made it to 6-228 off 50 overs before bowling Dubbo out for 187.
Mitchell will now take on the third-ranked Illawarra to see which under 13s side rounds out the minor placings today.
In the carnival’s other games, Shoalhaven defeated Orange-Bathurst by 119 runs, Wagga Wagga edged out Lachlan by 29 runs and Illawarra enjoyed a good warm up match against the ACT Blue, winning by 43 runs.
In the other matches scheduled for today, Shoalhaven will take on ACT Blue for fifth, Dubbo clashes with ACT Gold for seventh, Wagga meets Orange-Bathurst in the ninth-place play-off and South Coast will play Lachlan.