Under 15’s win Country Week
THE Leongatha and District Cricket Association’s Under 15 team went through the Country Week Carnival undefeated to take out the title.
This year’s carnival was held at Traralgon with weather conditions different on every day with some hot days, rain and storms making for an interesting week.
The Under 15’s coach Steve Brann and manager Daniel Turton continued on with their undefeated run in the Under 14’s from the previous season to go through this year also undefeated and take the title.
There were a few changes from the previous year’s team with players unavailable, the replacements more than held there own in the team. This group of players if they stick together will represent LDCA and Gippsland over the next few seasons, a lot of promising players with great futures.
The Under 14’s under coach Rob Geyer and team manager Jareth Hume went within 1.56 points of winning its section with four teams on three wins a great effort with probably the first day against Warragul costing us the difference in the points table.
All the boys were given every opportunity in the Under 14’s to make runs and take wickets and all came back achieving something and all will be better cricketers for the experience.
Next year we will be at Traralgon again staying at Traralgon South with the following two years of competition sponsored by the Leongatha association.
Gippsland’s Association teams will be looking for accommodation for the week and we will be looking for the local clubs to support us in showcasing our junior cricket and if any sponsors out there want to be involved please let us know.
The Under 15’s week day by day:
Game 1 V Alberton played at Traralgon South
Leongatha won the toss and sent Alberton in to bat on a pitch that had a bit in it. The opening bowlers Ben Perry 5.1 over’s 4 for 7 and Daniel Blackney 5 over’s 6 for 6 wrecking Alberton, all out 13. Leongatha bats Koby Brann 17 and Jye Celebrine 40 added 40 for the opening partnership. The innings of day was Ben Perry 107 retired, a great effort. Harry McNeill remained 29 not out, Jacob Beckwith 25, Adam Honeysett 4, Damon Ginnane 9, Steve Burchell 4, Eli Cousins 16, Jack Rosenow 0, Joel Worner 8, in a score of 285.
Sent into bat again Alberton batted for 34.3 over’s to score 121 with John Gay 58 not out giving LDCA an outright victory. Wicket takers Brett Thorson 1 for 14, Ben Perry 1 for 7, Eli Cousins 2 for 29, Damon Ginnane 1 for 16, Jaxon Wade 2 for 8, Jye Celebrine 2 for 20 and a run out to Steven Burchell.
Game 2 v Traralgon at Catterick Crescent
Leongatha won the toss and sent Traralgon in to bat, a late start due to morning drizzle Traralgon were soon in trouble being 6 for 7 they finished on 19 Ben Perry 6 over’s 4 for 11, Daniel Blackney 6 over’s 3 for 8 and Brett Thorson 1.2 over’s 3 for 0.
Jye Celebrine 12 and Koby Brann 10 opened with a partnership of 24 but wickets fell rapidly with only Adam Honeysett 20 getting among the runs early, Ben Perry 5, Damon Ginnane 0, Jacob Beckwith 0, Steven Burchell 4, Harry McNeill 2 the score 8 for 70. Eli Cousins 26 and Jack Rosenow 3 not out added a valuable 21 to be 9 for 91, Brett Thorson 3 helped the score to 100.
Batting again Traralgon lost early wickets to be 4 for 16 but Morley 47 and Bulmer 16 added 56 before Jaxon Wade made the break through taking 5 for 10 off 4.5 over’s to bowl Traralgon out for 90. Leongatha were 1 for 12 winning outright, Joel Worner 0, Daniel Blackney 3 not out Eli Cousins 8 not out.
Day 3 Leongatha had the Bye
Game 3 v Central Gippsland at Duncan Cameron Reserve.
Central Gippsland won the toss and batted after a delayed start with threatening skies and were soon in trouble at 3 for 8 but Kimpton 13 and Kennedy 35 steadied the ship to add 26 but from there on with weather interruptions wickets fell with regularity and Central were all out for 75 off 35.5 over’s a good bowling effort in the damp conditions. Wicket takers Jye Celebrine 4 for 12, Ben Perry 2 for 13, Eli Cousins 2 for 6, Damon Ginnane 1 for 7 and Daniel Blackney 1 for 11.
After further rain delays Leongatha batted and Jye Celebrine 3 and Koby Brann added 38 for the first wicket and it was left to Adam Honeysett 20 not out to add 110 for the 2nd wicket with Koby 93 before he was out bowled trying to get his 100 (12 fours) the score 2 for 148 as rain was starting again. A very good batting display by these three lads to give Leongatha victory as the rest of the day was washed out.
Game 4 v Bairnsdale (Synthetic) Gaskin Park 2 Churchill.
Leongatha won the toss and sent Bairnsdale in damp conditions with most of the innings in drizzle after the first few overs. Bairnsdale were suddenly 2 for 0 with a catch and run out to Damon Ginnane. Bairnsdale batted on with solid partnerships though not big to bat out their 50 over’s and finish with 9 for 136.
Wicket takers Daniel Blackney 3 for 23, Ben Perry 1 for 20, Brett Thorson 1 for 5, Jaxon Wade 1 for 20, Harry McNeill 1 for 10. A great catch by Brett Thorson and two run outs to Damon Ginnane, a very good team fielding effort in very damp conditions and a wet ball.
Batting after a rain delay we required 137 to win as the Sale Maffra and Warragul game was washed out meaning we had to win to or be washed out to win the week as Warragul benefitted from our outright on the first day having the bye. Jye Celebrine 69 not out and Koby Brann 52 opened the batting and added 124 for the opening partnership before Koby was caught. Adam Honeysett 1 not out and Jye saw the score to 140 for one for victory and the trophy was Leongatha’s.
Summary for the Week
Points Leongatha 56.82, Warragul 52.49 (second) we only lost 24 wickets for 685 runs and took 59 for 454 runs. Ben Perry and Daniel Blackney 14 wickets each shared the Gippsland bowling award. Jaxon Wade took 8 and Jye Celebrine 6 and Brett Thorson 5 in a very good bowling side. Batting wise Koby Brann made 172 runs Avge 43.00, Jye Celebrine 124 Avge 41,33 and Ben Perry (two innings) 112 (inc Retired). Overall performances for Gippsland Ben Perry finished 2nd and Koby Brann 3rd.
Thanks to Steve Brann and Daniel Turton and all the players for the efforts and behaviour on and off the field and for winning the week in a great display of cricket, to Debbie Vanstone our great scorer (two Premierships Deb) and for her assistance in entering the results on My Cricket did a great job and to Clint Honeysett for his assistance over the week on and off the field and to all the parents that supported the boys each day well done.
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