Lachlan lands fine finish
Wednesday, 13th January, 2016
By Darrin Manuel
Young cricketer Lachlan Kaye has overcome a slow start to produce a fine finish to his SA Country Carnival campaign.
the 14-year-old was the sole Broken Hill representative in the Murray Districts team, which battled hard at the carnival in Adelaide late last week.
The under 14 team produced a number of creditable innings but were unable to register a win against powerful opposition sides drawn from regions around SA.
Lachlan failed to score in Murray Districts’ opening losses to Fleurieu North and Yorke Peninsula, but produced a welcome defensive innings in round three against Barossa and Light.
With his team facing the prospect of being bowled out well before its allotted 45 overs, Lachlan came in at number eight and provided a steady hand, scoring a patient nine runs from 16 overs to ensure his team batted out their innings.
His effort saw him catapulted up the batting order to number three for their final game against Fleurieu South on Thursday, and he grasped the opportunity, scoring 21 runs off 37 balls including a cracking boundary over cover.
He finished the carnival with Murray Districts’ third best batting average, and was amongst the top 50 run scorers at the carnival.
While his end to the carnival was pleasing, Lachlan said he hoped more Broken Hill kids would try out for the Murray Districts team in future as there are plenty of capable players in town and the team could use a boost.
He said he had made great friends as part of the carnival, and also got to see the Strikers and Scorchers face off in the Big Bash competition at Adelaide Oval.
Lachlan said he wished to thank the Barrier District Cricket League, Murray Districts, his local club West, his parents, and Denis Watts for all their support throughout the carnival.