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Wee Waa High School’s under-14 team wins North West competition

Back, Ben Williams, Jacob Hopman, Angus Galagher, Nicholas Morrison, Dylan Smith, David Allen, front, Jock Symington, Zack Doring, Bella Cruickshank and Alisha Conomos.

The Wee Waa High School under-14 cricket side travelled to Glen Innes on Thursday, December 7, where it competed in the 2017 North West grand final.

It was sent into bat by Glen Innes, which won the toss and chose to field.

Wee Waa made 4-145 in its 35 overs, before bowling out Glen Innes for 51 in 21.3 overs to win by 94 runs.

Wee Waa’s Jacob Hopman was the star with the bat.

He opened and made an unbeaten 35, during a patient innings which included just one boundary.

Three more batsmen reached double figures for the visitors.

Dylan Smith made 27 from number five, Zack Doring made 12 from number four and Angus Galagher made 10 from number three.

Opener Jock Symmington was caught for three, while Nicholas Morrison finished unbeaten on six.

Glen Innes gifted Wee Waa 48 runs via extras, 39 of which were wides.

That saw the visitors finish on 4-145.

Dylan, Zack and Angus backed up their efforts with the bat to dominate with the ball.

Dylan took 3-9 from six overs, which included a double-wicket-maiden.

He dismissed both Glen Innes openers, one for a duck and the other for three.

Zack also took 3-9, but from four overs.

Angus claimed 2-8 from four overs, and also chipped in with a runout.

The last wicket of Wee Waa’s victory came three balls into the Bella Cruickshank-bowled 22nd over, which saw Glen Innes fall four 51 and Wee Waa win by 94 runs to claim the 2017 championship.