Under 14s secure home semi-final

The Monaro under 14s cricket team has secured a home semi-final with a strong win over the Tuggeranong Hawks last Sunday.

The Hawks batted first, with James Hayden and Jake Hedger opening the bowling for Monaro and after their spells, the Hawks were 0/20.

Luke Day was introduced into the attack with immediate effect in claiming two wickets with his first three balls and continued to trouble the batsmen with outstanding accuracy to finish with 2/5 from three overs.

Captain, Charlie Allen (4/12) came on and, combined with Andrew Devereux (2/7), put Monaro in a very strong position to have the Hawks at 8/51.

The Hawks' tail wagged until Joe Rossitor (1/5) finished their innings to bowl the Hawks out for 86 runs.

Monaro opened up with the big hitting Lachie Jones and Luke Day. Day fell early, bringing in Charlie Allen who was batting very well until he was caught and bowled for 14.

The in-form batsman of the team, Jake Hedger joined Jones at the crease and played very well to reach the retirement runs for this game of 25.

Jones continued to play with plenty of luck as he was dropped four times in reaching 21 off 40 balls faced.

Devereux retired after passing the Hawks' total and with the rest of the team getting batting practice for next week, Monaro finished with 133 for the loss of four wickets and six retirements.

This Sunday is a home semi-final against Canberra Grammar to be played over two Sundays in Cooma with the full quota of players available, should be a good game of cricket.

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