Under 15s Grand Final

Under 15s Grand Final

The North Huon Under 15s have won the 2017-18 Grand Final in a thriller against Slab Road.

Batting first, the Warriors closed their innings at 8-140 from their 27 overs.

Star with the bat was captain Will Quarrier, who found the perfect time to hit the top score for the year with an undefeated 58 in a match winning innings.

He found good support from Jonny Thorpe with 24 not out, who also played his best knock for the year, and Bayden Jack Armstrong chipped in with 15 not out towards the end.

The bowlers started with Bayden Jack taking a wicket early, before a 50 runs partnership put Slab Road on the front foot.

Jonny Thorpe broke the partnership, and another to Jackson Bumford and 2 to Will saw the game poised at 5-89 from 15 overs.

21 runs and a wicket to Dan Partridge in the next 5 overs saw the game still balanced at 6-110, with 31 runs needed over the next 7 overs.

Jayden Richards’ next over went for 11, but Sam Kyle did get a run out to leave Slab 7-121. A tight 3 run over from Jonny was followed by a wicket and 4 runs from Baden jacks next over, and the score on 8-128 with 4 overs to go.

Jaxon Thorpe was scheduled to bowl the last over, and a run out was followed by bowling the last batsmen to record a memorable 8 runs win for the young Warriors.

This win is a fantastic reward for this group, who have been on a 3 year journey to get this this point, and deserve the congratulations and kudos for the win.

However, they could not have got there without the support of a large number of people, including all of the parents that got the lads to training and to the games, and helped out generally around the group.

A special thanks must go to Tony Watson for his effort and hard work over the last through years, as well as the support of Denise.

Also, thanks to Kyle Paul and Connor Robson for helping out with this particular group throughout the year.

As mentioned previously regardless of the result just getting to this game was a great reward for this group, and to get the win is a bit of cream on the top. Well Done!