Battling the elements

IN a grand final that had rain, thunder and lightning, Hazelwood North claimed a heart stopping win over Mirboo North to lift the under 16 GDF SUEZ Hazelwood Cup.

Batting first, the Razorbacks lost Jacob Hibbert without scoring thanks to a peach from Aaron White.

Aaron struck a bigger blow soon after when he had the inform Brendan Mason trapped in front playing back for 16.

The previous day Brendan smashed an unbeaten century in second grade.

Jayden Hawkins (28*), Tristan Turpin (32) and Ross Johnson (17) lifted the score to 119 from 31.5 overs.

Jesse Buxton was the most successful bowler, taking 4/22, with the wickets shared between five other bowlers.

Mirboo North started its innings in disastrous fashion losing Jacob Best, Connor Williams, Paul Hinkley and Jesse Buxton with six runs on the board.

Brendan claimed three of those scalps and Ellis Hayes-Hills the other.

Thomas Taylor steadied the batting and made a near match-winning 45 before Tristan Turpin had him LBW.

Beau Linforth (21) helped edge the Tigers toward victory, before Ellis and Ross claimed the last two wickets.

Brendan finished with 3/25 from 10, Ellis 2/27 from eight and Jayden 2/7 from four.

Mirboo North’s Thomas won the Alex Jones man of the match award.

Under 14

MOE won the GDF SUEZ under 14 Hazelwood Cup with a comfortable victory over Trafalgar Reds.

Batting first, Moe was always in control and scored 90 in its first session of 20 overs.

Jai Massese (21 retired) and Ryan Sim (17) got the team away to a good start with an opening stand of 33 before Ryan was caught at square leg by Morgan Dalgleish off the bowling of Brett Cameron.

Jake Mitchell (20), Griffin Price (18), Noah Kane (21) and Riley Atkinson (4) kept their wickets intact as they passed the Reds score of 113.

Lochie Farrell (32*), Luke Cameron (19) Blake Zimora (12) and Brett (22) batted well for the Reds.

Joel Mitchel took 3/9 and Abrial Sung, Riley, Ty Rendell, Noah and Jordan Perkins took one scalp each.

The umpires’ man of the match was Jai who was awarded the John White medal.