BOWLED: Wimmera teams were not at their best in the Warrnambool under-17 Country Week. Picture: AARON SAWALL, WARRNAMBOOL STANDARDWIMMERA teams had a lacklustreweek at the under-17s WarrnamboolCountry Week tournament.
Friday’s final was won byWarrnambool Gold, whichplayed Warrnambool Blue.
An impressive top order battingperformance from WarrnamboolGold saw it make3-195.
The effort was backed upwhen Gold bowled its hometownrival out for 73 runs.
Wimmera teams did not fareas well, with Wimmera-Malleewinning two games, West Wimmeratwo, and Horsham none.
Friday’s finals were changed toTwenty20 games due to rain.
Wimmera-Mallee beat Colacby four wickets to take fifth spotin the tournament.
Colac batted first and made 67runs from 15 overs, with DominicDare the top-scorer with 18runs, followed by Dylan Slaterwith 17 runs.
Wimmera-Mallee’s HarleyDurward was the pick of thebowlers with three wickets fromtwo overs, while Liam Leith andJordan Summers had two wicketsapiece.
Wimmera-Mallee had a shakystart to its innings, with the topfour batsmen making only 15runs, before number five batsmanEvan Douglas steadied theship with an unbeaten 23 runs.
Colac’s Rhys Barry took twowickets from three overs and ZacZdybel had three catches in thefield.
Horsham and West Wimmerafinished last in their respectivegroups and played each other,with West Wimmera taking thehonours and securing seventhspot.
Horsham coach Steve Leithwas disappointed his team didnot win a game.
Leith said it was clear his sidelacked the experience of some ofthe opposition teams.
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