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TOPS: Homers are Horsham Cricket Association under-16.5 premiers. Picture: JANE ELLIOTT

TOPS: Homers are Horsham Cricket Association under-16.5 premiers. Picture: JANE ELLIOTT

Homers junior cricketers had plenty to celebrate on Monday after winning both of Horsham Cricket Association’s junior grand finals.
For the first time, both the under-16.5 and under-14 grand
finals were played on Horsham City Oval’s turf wicket.
The under-14 grand final between Homers Red and Dunmunkle Red started at 10am, with Homers winning the toss and sending the opposition in to bat.
Dunmunkle Red openers Blake Downer and Caleb Hurley each faced their allotted 20 balls before retiring, but the Homers Red bowlers did well to restrict them to 10 and eight runs respectively.
The Dunmunkle Red middle order struggled to make an impact, with Keylan Ryan bowled for a duck by Jackson Gabbe and Riley Downer out for one.
Jess Fischer’s late innings knock of 19 gave Dunmunkle Red’s bowlers a reasonable total of 4-72 to defend.
Homers Red opener Jett Hopper wasted no time getting his side off to a flying start, blasting 34 from his 20 balls faced before retiring.
Despite ducks to John Officer and Luca Geue, Homers Red was always on target for victory and finished 9-82 from 19 overs to seal the premiership.
In the under-16.5 grand final Dunmunkle Renegades elected to bat after winning the toss but were setback by the early loss of opener Bailey Young for two.
Logan Petering, 22 and Deacan Campbell, 19 not out, were the best of the Renegades’ batsmen as the team posted a total of 4-66.
Jett Hopper backed up his heroics from the under-14 grand final with a knock of 29 including six fours to again put Homers in an excellent position.
Paddy Mills, 18, and Mackenzie Marra, 11, finished unbeaten and helped their side finish 3-71 from 16 overs to claim the second premiership of the day for the Pigeons.

Jett Hopper, Homers, player of the match, Horsham Cricket Association under 16 Grand Final. Picture: JANE ELLIOTT

Jett Hopper, Homers, player of the match, Horsham Cricket Association under 16 Grand Final. Picture: JANE ELLIOTT

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Posted on Mar 13 2019

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