BENDIGO South East College’s Year 7 boys cricket team has proven to be the best in the state after winning a School Sport Victoria title this week.
BSE defeated Maribyrnong College by nine runs in the final to win the title.
Batting first after losing the toss, BSE scored 125 off its 20 overs, led by a knock of 38 from Darcy McRostie.
In reply BSE held Maribyrnong to 116, with Patrick Murphy and Jake Gamble taking the last two wickets to secure victory.
The team was coached by Dennis McCormack, with support from assistant coach Danny O’Bree and student coaches Billy Quirk and Jed Rodda.
BSE won its way into the final after earlier defeating Wangaratta’s Galen College by six wickets in their semi-final.
BSE’s winning team: Patrick Murphy, Reilly Porter, Mitchell Vaz, Connor Bulger, Jake Gamble, Darcy McRostie, Campbell Smith, Ryley Taylor, Sam Thompson, Bailey Dunn, Darcy Hunter, Connor Lyon.
Meanwhile, BSE just missed out on making it a Year 7 cricket double after the Year 7 girls lost their final to Vermont by 9 runs.