Junior Queenslanders rise to the test in Cains
FAR North eased past Central Queensland yesterday, thanks to an unbeaten half-century from William Kenny and a number of tight bowling performances at the under-12 Queensland Cricket Championships in Cairns.
Kenny's 59 not out was backed up by Samadhi Baker's unbeaten 35 and Daniel Davidson's 37.
Stirling McAvoy made 20 and took 2-9 from seven overs, while Adam Trewin took 3-3 from three and Chris Adams 3-14. They made 10-200 and then bowled CQ out for 86.
Meanwhile, the under-16 Far North side on the Gold Coast suffered a last-over defeat in their T20 clash with BEARS.
Having been set 121 for victory, BEARS reached the target with two balls to spare.
Jake Spannagle continued his good week, taking 3-14.
The under-15 side had a great win against competition favourites Brisbane North, bowling them out for 124 and reaching 7-127.
Brock Stacey took four wickets against a team that had made more than 240 in every other game this week.
Ethan McCullough (42) was supported well by Graeson Turner to reach the total.
The Far North under-14 team lost a tight one to Brisbane North, despite making a competitive 162. North got to 185 for the loss of eight wickets.
Ten teams from around the state have been competing in the championships in Cairns this year.
They come from as far as Brisbane and the Darling Downs. Play will continue today, with the final game tomorrow.
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