MURRAY Cricket Council has stamped its authority on the junior cricket circuit, claiming consecutive Gorrel Cups at Barooga recently.
In a week of trying conditions, filled with heat, rain and wind, Murray edged out Southern Riverina by two wickets to retain the cup.
It was Murray’s fifth title since the competition’s inception in 1995 and the win put it equal with Northern Riverina for most cup wins.
The team, captained by Albury’s Nick Hanlon and coached by Neil Mackay, featured a host of Border young guns.
Dominic Baker, Liam Mackay, Tearan Gleeson (Albury), Ryan McGrath (Lavington), Lachlan Lane, Nick and Harry Perryman (Lockhart), Brad Dalbosco, Lachlan Lewlin (Wodonga), Chris Galvin (Jindera) and Nickolas Brown (Thurgoona) were in the team.
Hanlon was named player of the carnival.
Attention now turns to the under-17 country carnival at Raymond Terrace, with a combined Riverina team chosen to compete over the three days from October 25 to 27.
The team will play a practice match against the ACT on Sunday in Canberra.
RIVERINA SQUAD: Nick Hanlon (Albury) captain, Tearan Gleeson (Albury), Nick Perryman (Lockhart), Harry Perryman (Lockhart), Jake Toll (Moama), Joel Murphy (Moama), James Gregory (Jerilderie), Toby Polkinghorne (Griffith), Matt Peruzzi (Griffith), Connor Matheson (Griffith), Corey Graham (Leeton), Tom Byrnes (Wagga), Brayden Ambler (Wagga). COACHES: Owen Thompson (Wagga), Jeff McKenna and John Munro (Griffith)