Great Southern Cricket Association suffer three straight losses at junior country week

Taj StubberGreat Southern Herald
The Great Southern Cricket Association under-14s side.
Camera IconThe Great Southern Cricket Association under-14s side. Credit: Great Southern Cricket Association

The Great Southern Cricket Association under-14s side has lost three straight games at at the annual junior country week tournament in Perth.

The GSCA have one team competing in C-section at the week-long competition.

Great Southern under-14s recorded a strong win in their first game on Monday but have lost their next three fixtures.

In round two on Tuesday at Gwynne Park, Great Southern weren’t able to defend their total of 72 in their Twenty20 clash.

Nate Kowald retired not out on 18 as Great Southern made 8-72 but in reply Bunbury and Districts passed the total six wickets down and finished on 8-81 with Jayden Jones snaring 2-7.

Great Southern fell eight runs short against Wellington at Paul Garnett Oval in round three on Wednesday.

Wellington posted 3-123 from 25 overs and in reply Great Southern could only manage 8-115 with Kowald top scoring with 37 and Max Wright adding an unbeaten 19.

Great Southern could only manage 8-39 in their round four clash on Thursday against Geraldton at Des Penman Memorial Reserve.

Kowald was the only batter to reach double figures with 10 and Geraldton passed the total three wickets down in reply.

It was a positive start for Great Southern as they finished 41-run winners over Eastern Goldfields Junior Cricket Club at Gwynne Park on Monday.

Eastern Goldfields won the toss and sent Great Southern into bat first and they started on a positive note, Wright and Charlie Letter both retiring not out.

Xavier McInerney was the first batter dismissed followed by Darcy Roberts (10) but their side were in a strong position as they made their way to triple figures for the loss of only two wickets.

Middle order contributions from Rhys Holzknecht (13) and Adam Edwards (12) followed by some late hitting from Tom Dennis helped Great Southern reach 8-146.

Letter came back to the crease and finished on 20 off 35 balls while Wright added 10 off 30 and also finished not out.

Max Tossel snared 3-8 from 3.5 overs and Jaxon Clynk took 2-5 off four overs for Eastern Goldfields.

Great Southern produced a terrific bowling display as Eastern Goldfields crumbled to 5-52.

Eastern Goldfields fought back and added 53 runs before losing another wicket but they were always behind the run rate and could only manage 8-105 in reply.

Wright was the pick of the bowlers with 2-5 off three overs and Dennis was also instrumental with 2-8.

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