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AARON Bardwell’s early century
kicked off Junior Country Week cricket
on a high note for the Leongatha and
District Cricket Association (LDCA).
The Poowong Loch opening batsman secured a
win for the U/15 side with 132 runs.
Bairnsdale won the toss and batted first, and
would prove to be a force to be reckoned with.
Opening batsman Dougie Ryan put Bairnsdale
made 92 runs. Third batsman Jordan Hack also per-
formed well, making 74 runs.
LDCA bowler William Walker took out four
Bairnsdale wickets and three catches were made by
Bairnsdale played out its 50 overs with a final
score of 5/214.
Bardwell stepped up for LDCA and quickly
dominated the match. He was not out at the end of
Joshua Schulz and Joel Brann also performed
well, making 21 and 38 runs respectively.
Bairnsdale bowler Max Bowden put the pressure
on LDCA, taking two wickets.
LDCA defeated Bairnsdale with a score of 6/217
after 50 overs.
The U/14 LDCA side also had a win against
LDCA batted first and the partnership of Ethan
Lamers (88) and Keith Robinson (86) put the team
in a comfortable position.
Lamers was eventually caught by Bairnsdale’s
Max Keddie and Robinson was bowled by Reece
LDCA finished the innings 4/225.
Bairnsdale’s Curtley Farley played a stunning in-
nings, making 113 runs.
However, he was caught by Robinson and it was
not enough to close the gap.
Darcy Hume was the stand out bowler, taking
2/27, and Jacob Whiteside took two catches.
Bairnsdale’s final score was 7/220.
Junior Country Week cricket continues for the
rest of the week.
GLEN Alvie’s Kearny Hull is turning
heads on the cricket field.
Kearny has loved and played cricket for the
past five years and is known around the Glen Alvie
Cricket Club for her bowling skills.
Her talent landed her a position in the U/15 Ju-
nior Country Week team for the Leongatha and Dis-
trict Cricket Association.
She is the first female player the Country Week
team has seen in at least five years.
Junior Country Week started on Monday (Janu-
ary 2) and will finish this Friday.
Kearny has enjoyed a successful season so far in
the Glen Alvie’s U/16 junior side – a hattrick being
the highlight of the season so far. During the match
against Phillip Island, she took 3/10.
“The hattrick was pretty exciting; dad was ec-
static,” Kearny said.
After round six before the Christmas break,
Kearny’s bowling statistics were 5/58.
She also plays in the Glen Alvie’s C2 side, and
she is currently ranked as the seventh top scoring
bowler in the club.
Kearny said her interest in cricket piqued after
watching her dad Matt Hull play for Glen Alvie for
She now plays alongside her dad in C2. Her
brother Jy plays B Grade and her youngest brother
Beau plays U/14s.
“I love playing cricket and I have really enjoyed
playing in C2,” she said.
“It’s a great experience to play alongside some
of the older guys who can give me tips along the
way. We’ve won a couple of games. I look forward
to it every week; it’s the game I love.”
The gun bowler enjoys trainings on Tuesday and
Thursday nights, and is hoping to work on her bat-
Aside from Glen Alvie, Kearny has played for
the Wonthaggi Secondary College Year 10 team and
Gippy Pride is a girls’ side and Kearny was
named vice captain in her second year.
Training from Traralgon, Gippy Pride takes on
Kearny said she believed women’s cricket is
growing in popularity.
“There are nine girls playing in Glen Alvie’s
U/14s side and heaps of girls try out for Gippy
Pride,” she said.
“Some of the girls at Glen Alvie have never
played before and it’s great to see them improving
Kearny recommended the sport to all girls who
“Once you get into the zone, it’s so much fun.
It’s also fun to play against your brothers and friends
and give them a bit of a run for their money.”
Kearny said she will definitely be back out on
the ground for the 2017-18 season, and looks for-
ward to returning the Leongatha and District Asso-
ciation competition next week.
Bardwell brings it home
• Junior Country Week Cricket
Kearny bowls to success
Star bowler: Glen Alvie’s Kearny Hull has
had an impressive season and is ranked sev-
enth for most wickets taken in the Glen Alvie
Great win: back from left, Josh Ryan (Phillip Island), Steve Brann (coach), Blake Chris-
topher (Phillip Island), Jy Hull (Glen Alvie), Rohan Slade (Glen Alvie), Ben McRae (Glen
Alvie), Joel Brann (Wonthaggi Workmens), Emmett Dempsey (Wonthaggi Workmens), Josh
Schulz (Wonthaggi Workmens), Aaron Bardwell (Poowong Loch), William Walker (Poo-
wong Loch), Kearny Hull (Glen Alvie), Matt Hull (team manager), front from left, Levi
Cocksedge (MDU) and Jacob Wrigley (Korumburra) played in the Leongatha and District
Cricket Association U/15 team on Monday and celebrated a victory against Bairnsdale.
Close match: back from left, Jareth Hume (coach), Jacob Whiteside (Korumburra), Ethan
Lamers (OMK), Bailey Harvey (Wonthaggi Workmens), Evan Allaway (Korumburra), Ja-
cob Strickland (Inverloch), Xavier Robertson (Inverloch), Darcy Hume (Town), Heath Dob-
bie (Wonthaggi Workmens), Keith Robinson (Workmens), Warren Williams (team manag-
er), front from left, Billy Manicaro (Koonwarra L/RSL), Josh Williams (Inverloch), Callum
Buckland (Koonwarra L/RSL) and Liam Dyson (Phillip Island) battled against Bairnsdale
and came out victorious. The boys are in the U/14 Leongatha and District Cricket Associa-
tion Junior Country Week team, which kicked off on Monday.
Top bowler: Will Walker put up some im-
pressive figures for the Leongatha U/15 side,
Left, Young gun: LDCA bowler Callum
Buckland watches the ball as he sends it to-
ward his Bairnsdale opponent.
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