Junior cricket returns

Under 12's: Back row from left Josh Bentley, Rose Nattress, Georgina Palmer. Front row from left Anwar Ali, Zac Bentley, Blake Wilson, Arabella Roohan. Absent Ned Crawford, Kaden Lane, Riley Lane.

Under 12's: Back row from left Josh Bentley, Rose Nattress, Georgina Palmer. Front row from left Anwar Ali, Zac Bentley, Blake Wilson, Arabella Roohan. Absent Ned Crawford, Kaden Lane, Riley Lane.

After a three week break, Junior Cricket finally returned to the Manning Valley last weekend.

Under 14s

Wingham won the toss and chose to field first against Taree West Heat. Taree West were looking comfortable at the crease and soon had the runs flowing until a change in the bowling started to turn things Wingham's way.

Cae Allan (1 for 25) snared the breakthrough wicket and from there wickets started to quickly fall. Jacob Russell (2 for 5) was on a hat trick but couldn't snatch the elusive third wicket.

Jack Baker (2 for 2) also picked up two wickets, but the pick of the bowlers was Cooper Walker with 3 for 20 from three overs. At the end of innings Taree West were 8-131.

Wingham found it hard to build batting partnerships with wickets falling regularly.

Jackson Barry top scored with 17, while Cae Allan 11 and Oran Shepherd 10 made notable contributions as Wingham Were dismissed for 67.

Next week Wingham play Oxley Insurance Brokers Great Lakes.

Representative news

In representative news five members of the Wingham Under 14s were selected in the Manning Striped Marlins for Mid North Coast Inter-district cricket.

These included Cae Allen, Jackson Barry, Lachlan Dawson, Callum Taylor and Harry Thomas.

Notable performances over the last two weeks included 3 for 11 from Cae Allen, 1 for 20 from Callum Taylor and 1 for 23 from Harry Thomas.

Wingham's Under 12 representatives have also been fortunate to enjoy two weekends of cricket with Oscar Platt bowling superbly with 3/42 and a direct hit run out.

Shawn Griffin kept commendably while Arabella Roohan helped her side out of trouble with an eighth wicket partnership of 56.

Other Results

Under 10s

Wingham Manning Valley Eggs 4-172 (Lincoln Smith 50, Gus Loretan 23, Rylie Murray 23) defeated Taree West Stars (Rylie Murray 3 for 9, Kolby Butler 1 for 6).