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15 January 2020
Horsham Cricket Association claimed runner-up honours in the 2020 Horsham under-15 Country Week Carnival, with Warrnambool Blue enjoying a comfortable victory.
The home side batted first at Horsham City Oval but was unable to recover from the loss of early wickets.
Hugh Dougherty, 36 runs, and Oscar Gawith, 24, launched a rescue mission with the bat, but knew a total of 122 was going to be hard to defend.
The Horsham bowlers were accurate, but were unable to take the regular wickets needed to put their opponents under pressure.
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Warrnambool Blue won the grand final by eight wickets, with four overs remaining.
Wimmera-Mallee Cricket Association lost the battle for third, going down to Colac by 42 runs in a Twenty20 clash.
Colac’s Micah Robb and Warrnambool Blue opener Flynn Wilkinson, who top-scored in the final with 35 runs, were joint players of the carnival.
Horsham Cricket Association drew with Portland in an under-17 Country Week pool grand final in Warrnambool.
The final was washed out without a result.
Wimmera-Mallee Cricket Association lost its Twenty20 pool final to Hamilton after finishing with 5-96.
Warrnambool Gold claimed the under-17 shield on points against Warrnambool Blue after play was rained out.
Horsham and Wimmera-Mallee associations are contesting under-13 Country Week action at Portland. The competition started on Monday, with finals scheduled for today.
• Homers cricketer Georgia Baker-Miller will represent Renegades Country in the Youth Super Series after strong performances with the Western Waves in the Youth Premier League.
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