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Junior Warriors back in black

An inexperienced North Huon stage 1 team got their first win of the season at Ranleagh Oval on Monday against a youthful Kingborough Blue side containing several familiar faces. Lewis Thorpe and Lucas Raine were in the Blues lineup (not to mention an opposition coach who shall not be named), and there was plenty of friendly banter and great sportsmanship in a game played in the best of spirits.

The bat flip fell the way of captain Seb Johnston who proceeded to open the bowling and set a high standard (0-8 off four). The young Kingborough batters defended plenty of stump-to-stump bowling, with Oscar and Jack both taking 1-3 off their two overs. Felix (1-18) got his first ever wicket with a clean bowled, while Alex (1-11) bowled brilliantly with two maidens before a late onslaught by innings top-scorer Lewis. Despite the late innings flurry the Blues were held to 5-116 off their 20 overs.

The Bourne boys opened the batting after sausages during the break, with Oscar (29) clearing the rope but also losing his stumps to a wrong ‘un from Lucas. The batters shared the runs around, with Connor, Anthoney, Seb and Jack all making double-figures. The stumps rattled a few times with the pace of Lewis unsettling the tail, but it wasn’t enough to hold back the Warriors who won with a total of 9-132.

Anthoney was deserved Warrior of week, with a career top-score (11) and a notably improved effort running between the wickets and in the field. Next week they travel to Lightwood Park to face Kingborough White.