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Ashburton Willows and Camberwell Magpies to meet in the Under 12 RJ Barker Shield Grand Final

Ashburton openers set up win against Edinburgh, Camberwell Magpies chase down Knox City total

Grand Final to be played at Hartwell Sports Ground West Oval Sunday 17 March starting at 10am

AWCC 1/173 d Edinburgh 9/120

At Ferndale Reserve, Ashburton Willows were invited to bat by Edinburgh at the toss. A brilliant opening partnership between Ishar Manj (50* ret. from 71) and skipper Shray Sahni (50* ret. from 60) and then a brisk cameo by Nathan Riedler (31* from 27) set an imposing 173 for Edinbugh. Samuel Gordon (0/15 from 4) bowled well and was the most economical of the Edinbugh bowlers. In reply, Edinburgh opener Harvey Darvall (55* ret. from 84) played an excellent innings, but the scoreboard pressures showed as the other batters struggled against some excellent bowling and fielding.

Camberwell Magpies 3/148 d 8/147

At Anderson Park, home side Camberwell Magpies also elected to field to make the most of the the mild conditions of the morning of a forecast scorcher. Opening bowler Eamon Hersom (1/7 from 3) grabbed an early wicket and Knox were in a bit of strife at 4/43. However an excellent fightback lead by skipper Yuvraj Singh (55* ret. off 61), Shivam Gadani, (39 from 40) and Vice Captain Pranay Sharma (21*) saw Knox post a healthy 147. The Knox bowlers created some early chances, lead by Svanik Gundu (2/26) and had the Magpies at 3/55. But an exceptional parternship between Magpies Skipper Tom Forrest (44*) and Callum Lehmann (51*) saw the Magpies home.

Ashburton Willlows opening pair Ishar Manj and Shray Sahni each made 50 ret. Photo © Chris Mirabella 2024

Edinburgh opener Harvey Darvall made 55 ret Photo Chris Mirabella ©2024

Cambwerll Magpies Callum Lehmann made 51 not out Photo Chris Mirabella ©2024

Knox City leggie in action Photo Chris Mirabella ©2024

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