Back into the swing
Friday, 15th February, 2019
By Tyler Hannigan
Junior cricket in Broken Hill is back underway after the school holiday break with Stage 3 beginning earlier in the week while Stage 1 and Cricket Blast resumes tonight.
Central took on West on Monday night in the Stage 3 competition. The Magpies scored 5-111 to pick up a big win in that over the Robins who could manage only 8-89. The ladder now has North clear on top with 27 points, West sit second on 21 and Central are third with 12.
North had the bye this week but will have to deal with the departure of two of their star players, Logan Berryman and Taylor Kube, who relocated with their families over the summer holidays.
The Stage 3 grand final has been penciled in for March 25.
While the older players are back in action, so too are the younger and more inexperienced cricketers with the Stage 1 and Cricket Blast programs restarting tonight at the Jubilee Oval at 5pm. Their final night, along with a short presentation, will be held on March 15.
In representative news, Katie Letcher co-captained the Western side at the Western NSW Junior Cricket carnival in Orange last month. Western went undefeated and knocked off Sydney team Gordon Red in the final.
She was also selected to play in the City v Country T20 Exhibition match for the Country team during that week. Letcher was one of the co-captains of that game which was an under 15’s boys game with two girls in each team. Country came away with the victory.
Next week, Katie will line up for NSW/ACT Country Under 15 National Carnival in Canberra. She’ll be the wicket keeper/batter for the team that commences their games on February 20 following two days of training.
Katie’s sister, Natalie, is also up for rep duty next week as she plays for Western at the Combined High Schools state carnival in Sydney.
On the boys’ side of things, Jackson Savage represented Murray Districts-Barrier at the SACA Under 14 Country Cup while Connor Turley, Talan Pitt and Jake Finch did the same at the Under 12s carnival.
Turley and Pitt were also selected to play for Prospect in the Under 12 SACA Statewide competition before Christmas.
“Junior cricket would like to thank the Outback Emus for their generous financial support of all our representative junior cricketers over the summer,” said Broken Hill Junior Cricket Association president Kylie Letcher.