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Louth claims grand final spot

Louth opening batsman Will Mitchell on his way to a top score of 86. Photo TWH

Bourke District Cricket Competition

Current premiers, Louth Cricket Club, have thrashed the previously in-form Boomerangs to claim a place in this Saturday’s grand final match against Two Water Holes.

Boomerangs have led the competition throughout the 23/24 season but were without some of their key players for the semifinal.

After winning the toss and electing to bat at North Bourke Oval on Saturday, the Louth batsmen set about compiling a massive total of 221 runs for the loss of 6 wickets.

Openers Will Mitchell (86) and Richard Ridge (26) plundered plenty of early runs as the Boomerangs attack struggled without strike bowlers Colin Lang and Tom Coventry.

Will Mitchell stood tall – hitting 86 runs off 70 balls including seven fours, before being eventually bowled by Arslan Ali late in the innings.

When Louth captain Ben Nott came in as number 4 and got his eye in, the writing was on the wall for the Boomerangs.

Ben batted right through to the end of the 40 overs – hitting 59 not out, from 62 balls, including six fours. James McClure (12), Daniel McKenna (9), and Dan Barton (10 not out) provided good support.

Arslan Ali and Edward Elwood were the pick of the Boomerangs bowlers – Arslan took 2/25 off 8 overs and Edward – 2/50 off 8. Nathan Knight (1/46) and Aiden Orcher (1/49 were the other wickets takers. {…]

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