Illawarra juniors impress in opening round of representative cricket

Illawarra’s junior cricketers have claimed three from four in the opening round of representative matches over the weekend.

Illawarra's best: The under 15s side during their match against Sutherland.

Illawarra's best: The under 15s side during their match against Sutherland.

Competing against quality opposition from Sydney and the ACT, the youngsters impressed in all facets of the game. 

The under 12s claimed a 105 run victory over Fairfield/Liverpool, with Angus Campbell scoring 51 with the bat before finishing with figures of 3/27 with the ball.

Competing in the Gee Shield, the under 13s also defeated Fairfield/Liverpool with Mason Broadhead’s 42 not out steering the team to a comfortable seven wicket victory.

Bailey Leadbitter starred with the ball as the under 14s defeated the ACT by seven wickets. Leadbitter set up the victory with a dominant first innings bowling display, recording figures of 5/14. The under 15s match against Sutherland was ruled a draw after rain forced the match to be abandoned midway through the second innings.