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Canterbury and Boroondara to meet in the Under 14 Martin 2023-24 Grand Final

Boroondara upsets unbeaten Edinburgh in semi-final, while Canterbury records comfortable win against Glen Iris

Grand Final to be played at Highfield Park Sunday 17 March starting at 10am

Boroondara 5/150 d Edinburgh 113

Boroondara have upset top of the table, and undefeated Edinburgh to advance to the U14A Grand Final against Canterbury.
Electing to bat first, after an early wicket scare, Boroondara built a big platform for their innings with a 105 run second wicket partnership with Patrick Macafee (58) reaching the half century milestone, and Will O’Brien (41) falling just short of his. William Tehan (2/20) and Harry Cole (2/27) bowled well but Boroondara’s 5/150 from 32 overs was always going to be a tough chase.
Xavier McIntosh showed his class early for Edinburgh, but once he was dismissed for 14, it was a one man show as Theodore Nikolich (45) did everything he could to get the scoreboard ticking over. But with William Alsop (2/9 off 5 overs) setting a high standard of bowling early, and Jackson Kitchen (3/5) cleaning up the tail - Boroondara were able to dismiss Edinburgh for 113, securing a 37 run victory.

Canterbury 3/110 d Glen Iris 108

Canterbury defeated a strong Glen Iris side and have progressed to the Grand Final. They won the toss and elected to field in the mild morning conditions of what was going to be a hot day. Glen Iris were on the back foot from the beginning. Edward Dieu was run out and Flynn Skelton nicked off early. Skipper Siddh Bhatnagar (24) looked comfortable at the crease until he was undone by his VMCU team mate Romesh Gunatilake (3/8) with his crafty right arm orthodox. Middle order batter Bradley Moore counter-attacked with a brisk (46 from 31) but couldn't get any support from the lower order as Charlie Williamson (2/13) and Lucas Yipp (3/18) were both impressive.
In reply Canterbury lost early wickets, but an excellent 55 retired by opener Liam O'Connor, supported by Eamon Riley (19*) and Charlie Williamson (13*) ensured the total was overhauled with a minimum amount of fuss.
We are looking forward to the Grand Final match up. Boroondara will be buoyed by their epic effort and Canterbury will be confident with their all round performance.

Boroondara's Patrick Macafee lead his side with 58 Photo © Michael Mirabella 2024

Canterbury's Lucas Yipp was excellent taking 3/18. Photo Chris Mirabella ©2024

Glen Iris batter Jack Darley is caught and bowled by Harvey Macmillan. Video ©Chris Mirabella 2024

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