CAW Country has pipped CAW in junior cricket

HITTING OUT: Paddy Parnell hits out in his innings of 44 for CAW Country against CAW. Picture: JAMES WILTSHIRE

HITTING OUT: Paddy Parnell hits out in his innings of 44 for CAW Country against CAW. Picture: JAMES WILTSHIRE

Cricket Albury-Wodonga Country has edged out CAW by four runs in a Junior Country Week under 15 thriller.

The country outfit comprises the NSW clubs, while the southern clubs make up CAW.

Paddy Parnell top-scored for Country with 44.

Elijah Hollands and Ryan Bartel claimed two wickets apiece.

Hollands then chipped in with 22, but Jack Heriot proved the difference, taking 4-2 from five overs.

“It was a good game and they bowled pretty well to the field,” CAW coach Phil Bracher said.

“They had only three on the on-side for most of the time, and were able to bowl to that off-side field.”

The annual carnival boasts six associations.

“There’s nearly 400 kids, 25 sides and they come from as far away as Mansfield to Wagga,” CAW chairman Michael Erdeljac said.

The age groups range from under 17 to under 13.

The week-long event started on Monday, battling the heavy rain in the afternoon, and will run through until Friday’s finals.

CAW will meet Wangaratta Gold at Wodonga’s Martin Park at under 15 level on Wednesday, while the Country outfit faces Upper Hume next door at Les Cheesley Oval.

Wednesday’s under 17 clash between CAW and Country will bring together some of the association’s most talented teenagers.

That match will be held at Lavington’s Urana Road Oval.

In under 16s, Wangaratta Blue will play Wangaratta Gold.

The two CAW outfits meet in Tallangatta, while Upper Hume and Wagga play at Scots School.

The under 14s, which also has six teams, will contest the Geoff Welch Shield.

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