Northam Junior Cricket team wins third Rutherford Shield in a row

The final game of the Under 13 Rutherford Shield was held on Sunday, December 2 at Wyalkatchem.

Mortlock was hosting Northam in fine and warm conditions.

Northam won the toss and elected to bowl.

Mortlock didn’t quite bat out their 40 overs and finished all out for 66.

It was a fantastic team effort with the ball from Northam with seven players all taking a wicket.

After a delicious sausage sizzle during the lunchbreak it was Northam’s turn at the crease and ended up  declaring  at 2/179 after all players had a bat and the Mortlock players all had a bowl.

The win by Northam ensured that they won the overall Rutherford Shield for the third year straight.

Best Batting Mortlock:

T. Ruchsbichler 25;

D. Candeloro 5no.

Best Bowling Northam:

K. O’Driscoll 3/13.

Best Batting Northam:

L. Mactaggart 29;

K. O’Driscoll 24no;

A. O’Driscoll 23no.

Best Bowling Mortlock:

T. Ruchsbichler 1/11;

T. Candeloro 1/26.

“It was a fantastic team effort with the ball from Northam with seven players all taking a wicket.”

– Northam Junior Cricket Association

After the game the players headed over to the Wyalkatchem pool to cool off and practice being ninja warriors on the inflatable obstacle course.

A very big thank you to the coaches from the three teams of Northam, Mortlock and Avon/Merredin.

Thanks to the parents who scored and transported the kids to the various venues with some travelling two hours one way for games.

And a big thank you to Melinda Lucas our WACA regional cricket manager for co-ordinating the shield.

Finally if any Under 14’s players are interested in playing Junior Country Week please email northamjuniorcricket@gmail.com as soon as possible.

Country week is being played from January 7-11 in the metro area.

Results from U16’s game

Ballardong 9/104

Best batting Ballardong:

C. Thompson 21;

A. Webster 14no;

M. Manuel 9no.

Best Bowling Ballardong:

M. Manuel 2/1;

A. Webster 2/6;

S. Corbett 2/8.

NSHS Renegades 10/89 (batting first)

Best Batting NSHS Renegades:

C. Norrish 26;

C. Corbig 9.

Best Bowling NSHS Renegades:

M. Ferguson 2/12;

D. Bolton 2/14.