Bendigo South East College takes out state cricket title

JUBILATION: BSE players show plenty of excitement after taking the final wicket to win the Year 7 boys state cricket title this week.

JUBILATION: BSE players show plenty of excitement after taking the final wicket to win the Year 7 boys state cricket title this week.

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.

WHACK: Patrick Murphy bats during BSE College's nine-run win over Maribyrnong College in the SSV Year 7 boys cricket final this week.

WHACK: Patrick Murphy bats during BSE College's nine-run win over Maribyrnong College in the SSV Year 7 boys cricket final this week.

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.

WINNERS ARE GRINNERS: Bendigo South East College's victorious Year 7 boys cricket team that claimed a state title with a nine-run win over Maribyrnong College. Pictures: PETER McROSTIE

WINNERS ARE GRINNERS: Bendigo South East College's victorious Year 7 boys cricket team that claimed a state title with a nine-run win over Maribyrnong College. Pictures: PETER McROSTIE

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.

UP AND ABOUT: BSE College players celebrate a wicket against Maribyrnong College. BSE bowled Maribyrnong  out for 116 in reply to its 125.

UP AND ABOUT: BSE College players celebrate a wicket against Maribyrnong College. BSE bowled Maribyrnong out for 116 in reply to its 125.

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.

EXCITEMENT: There was plenty of reasons for BSE College's Year 7 Boys cricket team to jump in the air during their SSV state title win this week.

EXCITEMENT: There was plenty of reasons for BSE College's Year 7 Boys cricket team to jump in the air during their SSV state title win this week.

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