Illawarra juniors struggle in round two of junior representative cricket

The Illawarra’s junior representative cricket teams have had a tough week, with all ages suffering defeats to their Sydney rivals.

Batting first against Sutherland, the under 12s were bowled out for 130. Sutherland reached the total with seven wickets in hand to record the victory.

High spirits: The Illawarra under 13s after their match on Sunday.

High spirits: The Illawarra under 13s after their match on Sunday.

The under 13s faced St George, who they were able to restrict to 7/208 off 50 overs. Illawarra made a positive start to the run chase, with Mason Broadhead top-scoring with 60 runs, however they were ultimately bowled out for 173 in 49 overs.

Batting first, the Illawarra under 14s reached 7/127 in their allotted 50 overs, before Parramatta chased the target down in 38 overs. Andy Magennis was the pick of the bowlers, with figures of 2/29.

Capping off the day’s play was the under 15s who faced a strong North Shore side. North Shore set an imposing total of 7/254 before restricting Illawarra to 9/155 off their 50 overs.