Bendigo teams through to Northern Rivers finals

BENDIGO’S under-16 and under-14 teams have both won their way through to Friday’s finals of Northern Rivers Junior Country Week.

SWEEP SHOT: Bendigo's James Schischka bats during his innings of six in Thursday's under-16 game against Shepparton 2 at the QEO. Bendigo won by 152 runs in a strong performance. Picture: NONI HYETT

SWEEP SHOT: Bendigo's James Schischka bats during his innings of six in Thursday's under-16 game against Shepparton 2 at the QEO. Bendigo won by 152 runs in a strong performance. Picture: NONI HYETT

Friday’s finals will be played at Rochester, with the under-16 team to take on Murray Valley at Rochester Recreation Reserve and the under-14 side to meet Shepparton at Windridge Oval.

Bendigo has been dominant in both age groups, with the under-16 and under-14 sides undefeated after three games each.

The under-16 side rounded out its preliminary rounds with a 152-run belting of Shepparton 2 at the QEO on Thursday.

And the under-14s were also far too good for Shepparton 2 at Bell Oval, warming up for Friday’s final with a 47-run victory.

Bendigo’s preliminary round results:

Under-16s:

Day 1 – Bendigo 8-213 (J. Schischka 54) d Goulburn Murray 9-162 (J. Miles 3-17);

Day 2 – Bendigo 9-164 (H. Bassett 35 n.o.) d Murray Valley 9-86 (J. Rodda 2-10);

Day 3 – Bendigo 5-279 (W. Gadsden 63 n.o.) d Shepparton 2 8-127 (B. Quirk 2-3).

Under-14s:

Day 1 – Bendigo 5-163 (A. Sheahan 36) d Goulburn Murray 107 (D. Keane 3-11);

Day 2 – Bendigo 8-127 (C. Lyon 40) d Murray Valley 85 (N. Wallace 4-12);

Day 3 – Bendigo 5-131 (A. Sheahan 38) d Shepparton 2 84 (D. Keane 4-21).