Northern Rivers falls dramatically in chase at under-18 titles 

Northern Rivers' under-18 team is out of contention for the Victorian Bushrangers Pathway Championships after a heavy loss yesterday.

The Northern Rivers side missed five chances in the field as the South-East Country Sharks compiled 203 all out from its 50 overs at Frankston.

Northern Rivers was  3-106 after 30 overs, only to collapse to 8-113 before limping to 137 all out in the 42nd over.

Bendigo's Alex Pearson had the best bowling figures for Northern Rivers for the second day in a row with 3-37 from his eight overs. Strathdale-Maristians' Dylan Bailie picked-up 1-23 from his five overs, while Tom Chalkley took 2-28 from four overs.

Northern's Tyler Larkin top-scored with the bat with 54, but only received support from opening batman Riley Michel who made 20. The Northern Rivers team will play-off for one of the minor placings today.

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