Juniors top division
Busselton-Margaret River Junior Cricket Association’s under-12 team returned from the Peel District Junior Cricket Carnival as champions after winning their division at the three-day carnival on the March long weekend.
The A-division team, made up of junior players from Busselton, Margaret River and Dunsborough, fought hard for the victory in the six-team competition, taking on Bunbury, Albany and Peel-based teams.
Captained by Riley Wood, the boys delivered a convincing win against Bunbury on day one before falling to the top Peel team on day two.
BMRJCA played Peel 2 in the carnival decider on day three, claiming victory to climb to the top of the ladder.
Coach Karl Clively said given competition results were percentage-based, it was the team’s first win against Bunbury which got them over the line.
Jake Charles was a consistent performer with the bat over the weekend, while Rory Calhoun delivered a good all-round performance. Clively said the team showed great sportsmanship and represented the club well.
“It was a great achievement,” he said. “The way they held themselves over the three days was the most impressive part. “They played in good spirits which was the highlight for me.”
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