Victoria Country suffered its third defeat of the national under-19 cricket championships on Friday.
Western Australia won the toss and batted and made a strong total of 4-264.
In reply, Victoria Countty skipper Todd Murphy, a member of Sandhurst’s BDCA premiership side last summer, made 59 off 75 balls.
Bendigo’s James Ryan added 27 and Strathdale’s James Vlaeminck made 24 as Vic Country fell 12 runs short.
Vic Country’s last pair Mitchell Davey (76 not out) and Kobe Smith (8) added 83 for the last wicket.
Saturday is a day off, with round five to be played on Sunday.
Victoria Country (1-3) plays South Australia (3-1).