CAW Country creates history

RAMPAGING ROBERSON: CAW Country's Tyler Roberson smacks one of his 15 boundaries in the win over Northern Riverina. Picture: SIMON BAYLISS
RAMPAGING ROBERSON: CAW Country's Tyler Roberson smacks one of his 15 boundaries in the win over Northern Riverina. Picture: SIMON BAYLISS

Cricket Albury-Wodonga Country has created history, claiming Riverina’s under 14 crown.

It’s the first time the association has won the Graham Gorrel Cup.

“The 14s was an incredibly good standard, I think we’re going to have a really strong (Riverina) side,” CAW Country under 14 co-coach David Nichols said.

“We made 9-181, 7-260 and 1-148 in the three games.”

The 14s was an incredibly good standard, I think we’re going to have a really strong (Riverina) side.

David Nichols

The Riverina’s four councils contested the three-day event, with Murrumbidgee and CAW Country playing what amounted to a grand final.

The visitors made 144, with Ryan Beveridge snaring 4-22 in another superb display. 

Max Diffey then posted an unbeaten 86 as opener as the home team cruised to a nine-wicket win.

A trial match will be held at Barooga on November 26, with the Riverina team named after that for the Kookaburra Cup at Armidale in January.

Meanwhile, CAW Country grabbed just its second win in the Colston-Scammell Shield.

The under 16 outfit was also undefeated, with Luke Heagney’s 6-26 a highlight.