North East Knights' opener Kane Scott has finished fifth for runs in an elite junior competition.
Wodonga Raiders' product Scott posted 265 at 44, including an unbeaten century, in the Victorian under 16 Youth Premier League, which was played on the Border.
The carnival attracted 16 teams from throughout the state.
"Kane was our standout player and also our captain Phoenix Gothard was a great leader and also a very good bat, in the clutch moments, he was a really big impact player," coach Stewart Pearce praised.
Scott hit 102 not out in an opening stand of 250 with Wangaratta Magpies' Jim Thewlis (124) in the opening game against Gippsland Pride on November 21.
The Knights won their first three games, but fell in three of the last four against the other leading teams in the Stars League to finish third in that conference.
"Absolutely, we put in some really strong performances, we were probably a little disappointed yesterday (Thursday), we weren't quite at our best, but I'm really proud of all the boys' performances," Pearce said when quizzed if the team's showing was a success.
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Players, particularly Scott, will now be vying for positions in Cricket Victoria's under 17 Emerging Players Program, to be held through the off-season.
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