14 and Under Girls

New South Wales Metro V Victoria Blue

10:30am Court 4

Live Stream via Cricket Australia YouTube

New South Wales Metro only lost one of their rostered matches across this weeks competition at Casey Stadium, finishing first. Therefore their loss in the first versus second Semi Final against Victoria Blue came as a shock. Although they easily accounted for South Australia in the Preliminary Final, a replay of the Semi Final in the Grand Final will see their opponents go into the match very confident. A mammoth total of 169 runs at a strike rate of 144.44 from Cynthia Coghlan, plus 156 and 132 runs from Grace Pooley and Mikayla Kolbe respectively were the nucleus for the Blues’ success, whilst fifteen wickets from Vaishnavi Deobhankar saw her lead her side with the ball.

17 and Under Girls

Victoria Blue V New South Wales Metro

12:30pm Court 1

Live Stream via Cricket Australia Indoor Facebook

A Grand Final victory over New South Wales Metro will be the cherry on top of an undefeated week for Victoria Blue. Led by the batting heroics of Jaide Anthony (149 runs at a strike rate of 153.61) and Acacia Davis (136 runs at a strike rate of 118.26), the home side were too strong for all opponents throughout the week. Erin Caroll was the best with the ball for the Victorians, taking eleven wickets alongside her 126 runs. In their other matches against NSW Metro during the week, margins of 48 and 5 were the deficits.

New South Wales Metro will be looking to make it third time lucky after going down to their Grand Final opponents twice during the week. Six of the Blue’s batsmen struck over 100 runs during the week, led by Kristen McCormack who hit an incredible 179 runs. Jade Errington hit 160 runs, whilst Emily Lawler led the way with the ball, taking 13 wickets and also hit 160 runs. New South Wales biggest win came in the third versus fourth Semi Final, with a 125-96 victory over South Australia.

17 and Under Boys

New South Wales Metro V Victoria

2:30pm Court 1

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The last match of the Indoor Cricket National Championships sees top of the table Victoria, take on New South Wales Metro. The Victorians, who were undefeated up until yesterday’s Semi Final against their Grand Final opponents, will take confidence from the fact that their losing margin was only a single run. Leading the charge for the ‘Big V’ has been Jonathan D'Rozario, who hit an incredible 216 runs at a strike rate of 143.05 across the week. D’Rozario also took an incredible 21 wickets to steer his side to ‘the big one’. Jordan Hesline hasn’t been far behind, hitting 188 runs and taking 19 wickets.

The New South Wales Metro side have truly exemplified why Indoor Cricket is a team sport, with all players hitting at least 70 runs and taking six wickets across the week to guide their side to seven wins and three losses. Six of those players hit over one hundred runs for the tournament, led by Blair Overton (181 runs and eight wickets) and Ethan Debono (178 runs and seven wickets). A Semi Final victory over their eventual Grand Final opponents will see the Blues hopeful heading into the clash, but combating the Victorians strong all round batting and bowling line up will be the key to their success.