Promising juniors earn praise
Saturday, 12th December, 2015
By Peter Argent
West Broken Hill bowling all-rounder Paddric Attard and Central’s Jake Trengove played for the Murray Districts side in the annual SACA Under 16s Country Cup, which attracts the best talent from this age group from across the breadth of South Australia to the Silver City.
The tournament was held from Monday, December 7 to Thursday, December 10.
The Murray Districts side won their opening game against Fleurieu North and the Thursday match against Fleurieu South, but lost to the top two sides, eventual championships winners Yorke Peninsula and the second placed Barossa and Light combination.
“Paddy is a bustling fast bowler who has a front-on action and uses the seam,” said Murray Districts coach Jeremy Appleton.
“He is also capable of hitting a long ball, although he didn’t get away in this tournament.
“Jake is quite a good technician with the willow and is playing for Tea Tree Gully in the SACA Grade Under 16s competition this weekend.
“He bowls off-spin as well and took the catch of the tournament on day one at Cane Reserve.
“It was a one-hander, horizontal to the ground at short cover, which played a role in the win.
“The game turned with the fall of this wicket.”
Attard saved his best for the final day when he bowled his full allotment of 10 overs and finished with the figures of 2/35 in a handsome 85-run win over the competition cellar dwellers.
In his four trips to the batting crease he failed to make double figures, although he was run out in the last game. His highest score was eight against Barossa and Light at Bulkana Oval.
Trengove didn’t get a bowl in games one and three but took a wicket in each trip to the crease.
Against the Yorke Peninsula he claimed 1/7 from two overs, his scalp being opener Riley Chapman.
In the round four win against Fleurieu South, bowling second change, he sent down five overs and finished with 1/14.
Like Attard, Trengove didn’t have a big week with the willow. He opened the batting on days one and two, making nine and a duck.