BENDIGO'S Dyson Daniels played a starring role in the Australian Boomers' thumping win over New Zealand in their Asia Cup Qualifier match in Cairns on Saturday night.
In a superb all-round game the classy Daniels scored a game-high 23 points for the Boomers to go with six steals, four assists and three rebounds in a brilliant debut game that helped the Boomers to an 81-52 victory.
Daniels spent 25:40 on court and shot 9-of-18 from the field, as well as a perfect 5-of-5 from the free throw line.
The youthful Boomers side had an average age of just 19.
"I'm very proud and I really thought we dug in and played right. We played together and won the effort areas," Boomers coach Adam Caporn said.
Barwon proved too strong for Spring Gully United in their FFA Cup qualifying match at Stanley Avenue on Saturday.
Barwon produced a dominant performance to win 5-0 having earlier led 2-0 at the half-time break.
Sarah Mannes forged a piece of history for the Golden Square Cricket Club on Saturday, becoming the first female to play in an afternoon game.
Mannes was part of Square's second XI team that defeated White Hills.
Batting at No.8, Mannes scored 6 n.o. from six balls in Square's winning tally of 6-216 from 45 overs.
A big weekend for Mannes also including leading Kangaroo Flat to victory in its BDCA women's semi-final against Strathdale-Maristians' Suns on Sunday.
Bendigo's Taylah Vlaeminck snared four wickets in Victoria's commanding Women's National Cricket League win over the Australian Capital Territory at Blacktown on Sunday.
Opening the bowling, Vlaeminck bagged 4-16 off eight overs, helping to dismiss the ACT for 132 in reply to Victoria's 7-287.
Vlaeminck took two of her wickets in her opening over.
Victoria plays South Australia in round four on Tuesday.
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