Five young Albury cricketers have been busy representing the Riverina at the NSW Combined High Schools (CHS) Boys Cricket Championships.
Albury High School students Angus Kilby, Avery Weilandt and Austin Shepherd, along with Murray High’s Harrison Weaven and Liam Fitzsimmons, are part of the Riverina squad contesting the tournament at Wollongong this week.
Riverina tied its opening match on Monday against Sydney West.
After posting a very competitive total of 5-208, the match came down to the last ball as Sydney West required two to win with one wicket in hand.
Weilandt ran the final batsman out as he was coming back for the second run as the teams split the points in thrilling fashion.
Fitzsimmons made a handy 19 at the top of the order, Weilandt and Weaven claimed a wicket apiece, while Kilby impressed in the field with four catches behind the stumps.
Day two proved an even tougher task for the local side, who were bowled out for just 115 against defending champions Hunter.
Kilby was the shining light with the bat with 23, while Shepherd added 13.
Hunter successfully ran down the target for the loss of two wickets to end Riverina’s chances of reaching the competition final.
The side takes on Sydney South West in its final round-robin match on Wednesday and will play its final ranking match on Thursday.
Article: Courtesy The Border Mail by Beau Greenway
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