Under 19s make perfect start to National Championships

Both Vic Country and Vic Metro have made flawless starts to their respective Under 19 National Championship campaigns in Perth.

Under 19s make perfect start to National Championships

Both Vic Country and Vic Metro have made flawless starts to their respective Under 19 National Championship campaigns in Perth.

Vic Country opened its account in Round 1 with a two-wicket win over South Australia.

An impressive 4-33 from opening bowler Cameron McClure and 3-23 from Mitchell Davey helped the Vics bowl out SA for 150.

A half-century from Tom Jackson underpinned Country’s chase, completing the win with eight overs to spare.

Vic Metro were too good for ACT/NSW Country, with an even spread of contributors with both bat and ball.

Half centuries to Stephen Mihelakos (67) and Kyle Viccars (57) and a helpful contribution from Jake Fraser-McGurk (39) lifted Metro to 7-241 from its 50 overs.

Three wickets apiece to Fergus O’Neill and Will Lovell and two wickets each to Angus Price and Will Parker helped bowl ACT/NSW Country out for 205 in reply.

Vic Metro were dominant winners over host state Western Australia in Round 2, completing a 153-run win to also net two bonus points.

Dylan Brasher (95), Bailen Clarke (4-26) and captain Will Parker (52 and 3-18) all put in excellent performances to help the Metro team to a comfortable win.

A sublime century from Victorian rookie Patrick Rowe underpinned Vic Country’s second win of the Championships, the wicketkeeper making a run-a-ball 135 not out in a total of 6-268.

It was an even spread of wickets for the Country bowlers, with captain Todd Murphy (3-36), Triyan De Silva (2-41) and Mitchell Davey (2-53) the multiple wicket takers.

The Championships continue tomorrow, with Vic Metro taking on Northern Territory and Vic Country facing the CA XI.

Round 1
Victoria Country 8-153

(T. Jackson 53, P. Rowe 29)

Def. South Australia 150

(C. McClure 4-33, M. Davey 3-23)

Victoria Metro 7-241

(S. Mihelakos 67, K. Viccars 57)

Def. ACT/NSW Country 205

(F. O’Neill 3-30, W. Lovell 3-32)

Round 2
Victoria Metro 9-243

(D. Brasher 95, W. Parker 52)

Def. Western Australia 90

(B. Clarke 4-26, W. Parker 3-18)

Victoria Country 6-268

(P. Rowe 135, L. Field 67)

Def. ACT/NSW Country 9-248

(T. Murphy 3-36)

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