MITCHELL will play Mosman in Thursday’s final of the under-13 Western NSW Junior Cricket Carnival after comfortably accounting for Camden in their final round match-up at Jack Brabham.
Utilising their home ground advantage, the Mitchell men plundered 6-146 from their 50 overs in Wednesday’s clash to round out a 32-run win over Camden, who were led by Kane Truman’s 5-13.
Blake Weymouth completed a fine all-round game, top scoring for Mitchell with 43 before taking 2-21 with the ball.
Mosman qualified for the decider courtesy of a commanding seven-wicket win over the South Coast at Glenroi Oval, and will square-off against Mitchell in the final at Wade Park from 9am.
In Thursday’s other play-off games, the ACT under-13 boys’ side will play Parramatta in the third versus fourth clash at Riawena Oval, while Blacktown will take on Lachlan, Penrith plays Camden, Wagga Wagga tackles Dubbo, the South Coast plays Shoalhaven and Illawarra will play the ACT under-15 girls’ team in the minor games.
As it did on the first day, the ball largely dominated the third day’s play of the carnival on Wednesday. But Dubbo’s entertaining tie with Blacktown was the pick of the games.
Deklyn Nash’s 4-12 helped Blacktown bowl out Dubbo for 103, and were cruising in pursuit of that total at 1-52 until a collapse was capped by a run out for the final wicket when scores were locked at 103.
Shoalhaven’s Elijah King bagged the best figures from Wednesday’s cricket with 5-17 in his side’s loss to Wagga Wagga.