Victoria suffers shock loss to Blues

VICTORIA has finished runner-up at the under-15 National Cricket Championships in Sydney.

The Victorian squad , which included Strathdale-Maristians all-rounder Tayla Vlaeminck, suffered a 70-run loss to New South Wales in Tuesday's final.

The Vics had finished the round-robin preliminary matches on top of the ladder, but couldn't replicate that form in the final.

Their preliminary round form included a victory over New South Wales in round one.

New South Wales made 9-153 off its 40 overs before dismissing Victoria for 83 inside 25 overs.

Vlaeminck, who only started playing cricket competitively this yearr, was predominantly used as a bowler throughout the tournament.

The tall medium-pacer had an eye-catching performance in Victoria's round seven thrashing of the ACT.

Vlaeminck claimed 2-14 off four overs, took two catches and had two run outs.

Vlaeminck finished the carnival with figures of 3-81 off 18 overs, while she only batted twice and had a highest score of four.

Vlaeminck will return to club action against the boys this weekend.

The talented teen plays for Strathdale-Maristians' under-15A side. 

The Suns take on Kangaroo Flat at Beischer Oval.

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