The Bendigo District Cricket Association will compete in all nine grand finals at the Northern Rivers Junior Country Week carnival.
After an eventful final preliminary round on Wednesday, Bendigo qualified in the top two spots in all nine divisions. The Bendigo under-13A, under-13B, under-15B, under-16 and under-17 boys teams all went through the preliminary rounds undefeated.
The Seymour Cricket Association is hosting the majority of Thursday's grand finals. The only grand final in Bendigo is the under-17 girls clash between Bendigo and Shepparton at Harry Trott Oval.
Bendigo retained its undefeated status after sneaking past a gallant Goulburn Murray at Windridge Oval in Rochester.
Chasing 142 for victory, Bendigo looked in strife at 5-93 with 11 overs remaining.
Skipper Taj Taylor joined Maysen Pettersen at the crease and the pair combined to swing the game Bendigo's way.
Taylor slammed two sixes and four fours and made 42 not out off just 23 balls to guide his side home in the final over.
He added 57 for the sixth wicket with Pettersen (17). Opener Vailen Hickman (26) batted solidly for Bendigo.
Earlier in the day, Taylor claimed 3-10 with the ball in Goulburn Murray's total of 9-141.
Rochester's Harrison Keating capped a fine carnival by making a classy 37 for the home side.
Bendigo plays Shepparton at Seymour in Thursday's grand final.
Bendigo's under-13B side heads to Pyalong on Thursday to play Seymour in the grand final.
Bendigo rounded out an unblemished preliminary round by defeating Goulburn Murray at Beischer Park on Tuesday.
The home side restricted Goulburn Murray to 5-115 off its 40 overs.
Zac Hinck (1-1), Miller Armstrong (1-6), Lenny McNamara (1-9), Oliver McKenzie (1-11) and Tom Smith (1-17) were the wicket-takers for Bendigo.
Armstrong (58 not out) continued his good form with the bat, while Lachlan McKay added 24 in Bendigo's total of 7-150.
Seymour also went through the preliminary rounds undefeated.
The Bendigo under-14s survived a scare against Goulburn Murray to advance to a grand final clash with Shepparton at Avenel.
After winning the toss and batting, Bendigo posted 6-132 off its 40 overs at Bell Oval.
Tobie Travaglia top-scored for the second-straight day with 29, while Gus Hay made a valuable 23 not out.
In reply, Goulburn Murray went within 11 runs of knocking Bendigo out of the final.
Bendigo executed three run outs in the field, while Archie Edwards (2-21), Ollie McMurray (2-31) and Oliver Hannaford (0-11 off eight overs) bowled well to clinch a hard-fought victory.
Shepparton will start favourite in the final after winning its three preliminary round matches in fine style.
Bendigo will tackle Goulburn Murray 1 in the inaugural under-14 girls grand final at Bamawm.
Bendigo had the bye in Wednesday's final round, while Goulburn Murray 1 (7-99) proved too good for Goulburn Murray 2 (46) to cement a grand final berth.
Bendigo produced a solid all-round team performance to defeat Goulburn Murray by 51 runs at Rushworth.
Judd Gilchrist (53) and Jasper Cheesman (45) added 85 for the second wicket to set up Bendigo's total of 6-179.
Tyler Green (26 not out) and Max Cahoon (20 not out) added a quickfire 32 late in the innings.
Bendigo used seven bowlers in Goulburn Murray's innings and all seven claimed at least one wicket.
Ben Trew (2-12) and impressive spinner Jedd O'Keefe (2-13) led the charge in a well-disciplined, team bowling effort.
Goulburn Murray was bowled out for 128, paving the way for Bendigo to play Shepparton at Broadford in Thursday's final.
In-form Shepparton opener James Jarrett made a brilliant 102 on Wednesday.
Lachlan Ross made a classy unbeaten 71 to lead Bendigo to a seven-wicket win over Goulburn Murray.
Ross hit seven boundaries to be the backbone of Bendigo's total of 3-149 in reply to Goulburn Murray's score of 6-146.
Brandon Columbus (2-8) and Lachie Nicholson (1-9) were best with the ball for Bendigo.
The under-15B grand final is at Tallarook, with Bendigo favourites against Seymour.
Three games, three easy wins for Bendigo.
Wednesday's result was a six-wicket victory over Goulburn Murray at Canterbury Park.
Goulburn Murray looked set to post a good score when it was 1-79, but Bendigo's Callum Thompson changed the game with a fine spell.
Thompson took 3-4 off six overs as Goulburn Murray collapsed to be all out for 124.
Bayden Hunter (3-11) cleaned up the tail as the visitors lost their final nine wickets for 45.
Opener Will Gilmore raced to 55 off 45 balls before Bendigo eased home for the loss of four wickets with 22 overs to spare.
Bendigo plays Shepparton at Alexandra in Thursday's grand final.
The undefeated Bendigo will play Shepparton in the grand final at Seymour on Thursday.
Bendigo made it six wins from six games in the Twenty20 format when it proved too good for Upper Loddon in their two matches at Wedderburn on Wednesday.
In game one, Bendigo made 6-153 before bowling Upper Loddon out for 35.
Jasper Langley (65 not out), Wil Tuohey (30), Reilly Porter (4-6) and Max McMurray (2-3) were best for Bendigo, while Jaspa Wendels and Harry McKinley took two wickets each for Upper Loddon.
In game two, Bendigo reached 6-126 off 20 overs and restricted Upper Loddon to 5-76.
Rowan Fox (29) and Reilley Porter (22) batted well for Bendigo and Wil Tuohey claimed two wickets.
Fergus Bear (22) was the best player for Upper Loddon.
Bendigo snuck through to the under-17 girls grand final despite suffering a loss to Goulburn Murray on Wednesday,
Bendigo (120) went down by four wickets to Goulburn Murray (6-121), but still finished on top of the ladder thanks to its superior net run-rate.
Goulburn Murray was unlucky to miss out on the final, with Shepparton going through to play Bendigo at Harry Trott Oval.
Lila Keck (21) top-scored for Bendigo for the second-straight day on Wednesday, while Arielle Glatte added 19 not out.
Emily Leach (2-15) was the only multiple wicket-taker for a Bendigo side that bowled 49 wides.
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