FSC cricket juniors on task in representative play

Friendly matches: The Far South Coast under 14s with their opponents enjoyed some T20 matches over the weekend.
Friendly matches: The Far South Coast under 14s with their opponents enjoyed some T20 matches over the weekend.

It’s been a busy representative season for the Far South Coast cricketers. 

The locals faced three challenging games last weekend, while a shortage of numbers hurt the under 16s over the weekend. 

Last weekend, the under 12s FSC travelled to Bowral to take on the Highlands. 

Winning the toss and deciding to bowl, the FSC were on top early however a big middle-order partnership of 62 saw the Highlands post 9-128 from their 40 overs. In reply the FSC found the going tough, and despite a powerful 42 from Rahul Mudaliar, the visitors fell short by 29 runs in the 29th over. 

In the 14's the FSC/Monaro team were sent in by Highlands at the picturesque Bradman Oval in Bowral. 

Team captain Zak Keogh was the mainstay of the batting with 72.

Meanwhile Morgan Thornton and Preston Hilless both chipped in with 14. Bowled out just before their allotted 50 overs, the FSC/Monaro posted 136. In reply highlands got off to a good start, and were cruising at 3-75.

However the introduction of Tom Pouliot into the attack (3-15) ably supported by Colby McDonald (3-16) put the brakes on the Highlands innings.

The good stint with the ball saw the Highlands team bowled all-out 16 runs short of the target in the 49th over. 

Last weekend, the FSC 16s played host to the Highlands at Berrambool Oval in Merimbula. 

And despite the visitors winning the toss and going in to bat first, the local soon had them in trouble at 6/69. 

A few late order partnerships gave the Highlands a reprieve as they reached 170 in their 50th over. 

Zac Wels (4-19) and Jay Stafford (3-26) were the pick for FSC bowling attack. 

With the target set, the locals’ reply got away to a poor start, giving up easy wickets to slump at 3/3. 

Jack Allen knocked 65 runs, but FSC fell 34 runs short, finishing all-out in the 43rd over. 

In the latest round over the weekend,  the FSC under 12s played host to Shoalhaven at Bega’s George Griffin Oval. 

Officials said unfortunately, the under 16s forfeited both their scheduled T20 games as a shortage of playing numbers kept the team from taking the field. 

At Bega, the under 12s lost to Shoalhaven after falling 13 runs short of the 115 required.

In Moss Vale, the under 14s headed out for two matches ot T20 play. 

In the first game, South Coast won the toss then posted 137.

The scoreboard showed a tie, but a re-check of the books put FSC two runs behind. 

As the drizzle continued into the second game, Shoalhaven won the toss and scored the massive total of 180 from their 20 overs. Shoalhaven's Hyeon Parsons had made 106.

In reply the FSCCA team went down fighting, to finish on 157.