Bendigo cricketers impressed as Northern Rivers dominated North East Knights in Sunday’s annual Lightfoot-Sherwill Shield clash in Shepparton.
Northern Rivers won 5-0, with the highlight of the day a thrilling finish in the under-18 male game.
Northern Rivers looked set to taste defeat until Strathdale’s Daniel Clohesy (55 not out) and Shepparton’s Jayden Armstrong (21 not out) added 49 runs for the ninth wicket to clinch victory.
Bendigo United’s Bradman Constable was player of the match in the under-14 male game, while Sandhurst’s Kayde Howard was player of the match in the under-16 male game.
Under-14 male: North East Knights 68 (Zac Fraser 16, Bradman Constable 3/6) defeated by Northern Rivers 6/165 (Bradman Constable 52 retired, James Barri 30). Players of the match: Zac Fraser (NEK) and Bradman Constable (NR).
Under-16 male: North East Knights 147 (Tom Bracher 58, Kayde Howard 4/29, Lachlan Hyde 2/16) defeated by Northern Rivers 8/167 (Izac Artavilla 47, Ryan O’Keefe 32, Abe Sheahan 23, Michael Grohmann 2/19). Players of the match: Tom Bracher (NEK) and Kayde Howard (NR).
Under-18 male: North East Knights 9/153 (Oliver Willett 36, James Jordan 29, James Vlaeminck 3/19, Jordan Cleeland 3/24) defeated by Northern Rivers 8/157 (Daniel Clohesy 55 not out, Jayden Armstrong 21 not out, Joel Sanford 4/51, Harrison Weaven 3/27). Players of the match: Joel Sanford (NEK) and Daniel Clohesy (NR).
Under-14 female (T20 match 1): Northern Rivers 0/82 (Georgia Gall 26 retired, Jasmine Nevins 19 retired) defeated North East Knights 9/32 (Mackenzee Porter 2/2).
Under-14 female (T20 match 2): Northern Rivers 5/95 (Ruby O’Dwyer 17 ret, Grace Moyle 17 not out, Octavia diDonato 16, Lila Keck 15, Tahlia Thompson 1/9) defeated North East Knights 9/35 (Ruby O’Dwyer 3/3). Players of the day: Bree Wojtowycz (NEK) and Ruby O’Dwyer (NR).
Under-16 female (T20 match 1): North East Knights 9/59 (Kristy Whitehead 17) defeated by Northern Rivers 8/78 (Lilly Bond 36, Helena Hosie 18, Montana French 2/2).
Under 16 female (T20 match 2): North East Knights 9/46 (Georgia Moorman 23, Letesha Bawden 3/0, Bree Styles 3/4) defeated by Northern Rivers 9/47 (Letesha Bawden 13, Maddison Hocking 3/7, Kristy Whitehead 2/6). Players of the match: Kristy Whitehead (NEK) and Lilly Bond (NR).