Yaralla the kings of under 17 cricket
YARALLA'S under 17 cricketers are the champions after an emphatic grand final win against BITS last night.
BITS batted first on Thursday night on the Yaralla strip and were bundled out for 84 and in reply, Yaralla went to work with the bat to amass 244 last night.
Much of the credit goes to Yaralla first-change pace bowler Cole Crawford who took 4-12 off eight overs.
"I took most of my wickets early in the piece," he said as he watched Josh Andrew dominate with the bat with a classy 56.
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"The ball was swinging a fair bit and sometimes keeping low."
His figures were his best ever and what a game to do it in.
"I was pretty comfortable and it was like any other match," Cole said of the grand final jitters.
He took the wickets of Chase White (13 runs), Ryan Finlay (four), Josh Finlay and Callum Dominigues who both went cheaply.
Nathan Spencer also chimed in with 49 and team-mates Zane Robertson and Harrison Rideout made 33 and 30 respectively.
BITS bowler Tristan Lord took 4-10.
Fifteen-year-old Cole was invited to play in the senior grades this season, such is his talents with the ball.
"I've been asked to play seniors, but am aiming for senior cricket next year," Cole said.
His commitment is unquestionable as he lives an hour away at Turkey Beach and alongside school, Cole also serves behind the bar at the local pub as a part-time job.
Just ask the BITS batsmen; because they got the full serve of a different sort when Cole had the ball in hand at the bowling crease.
Yaralla 10-244 (J Andrew 56, N Spencer 49, Z Roberston 33, H Rideout 30; T Lord 4-10) d BITS 10-84 (J Todd 21no; C Crawford 4-12, D Bartlett 2-2).