BITS Ruby Strange turns one off her hip for a couple.Under 17 cricket grand final - BITS vs Yaralla.
BITS Ruby Strange turns one off her hip for a couple.Under 17 cricket grand final - BITS vs Yaralla. Mike Richards GLA160318CRKT

BITS shine under lights

CRICKET: A crucial partnership between Bill Dwan and Ruby Strange led BITS under-17s to a memorable premiership against a gallant Yaralla.

In the first-ever cricket grand final under lights, Yaralla looked the goods as Zane Robertson (78 runs) and Matt Perkins threatened to steal BITS' first grand final win since 2011-12.

But a batting collapse saw the home side capture glory and history.

Earlier in the night, Dwan and Strange's respective 38 and 32 runs helped BITS to 9-153 and Yaralla looked comfortable in the chase before Zane holed out to a great catch by BITS' captain Kiernan Lord.

A series of run-outs followed as BITS zeroed in to grand final glory. "It was a great, even season of cricket in the U17s where any one could have won on the night," BITS' co-coach Nev Judd said.

The U14 decider was equally as thrilling and the Yaralla/Brothers combination got it done after it chased down BITS Stars' total of 89.

Both teams finished third and fourth at the end of the regular rounds and Yaralla/Brothers won just two matches before it produced its best when it mattered most.

In an all-BITS U12 decider, Strikers won by the narrowest of margins against Bushrangers, chasing down Bushrangers' score of 8-114 (Ave: 14) to win with 9-131 (Ave: 14.44).



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