Congratulations to our U14Bs and U16Cs for making the 2017-18 Grand Finals. Unfortunately, only one team came away with a win, the U16s chasing down North Balwyn to win with a few overs to spare, while the U14s went down to a very good Balwyn Blasters team. The U14Bs had a great season this year and are sure to see more finals action next year!
The U16s had a terrific win in their Grand Final against North Balwyn. Bowling first, Clifton Hill restricted North Balwyn to 146. All the bowlers did very well. Cedric (1/17), Ben (2/7) and Anthony (1/17) took out the top order and Mitch (3/12) and Hunter (2/14) cleaned up the tail. There were six catches and run-out to round off a great session in the field.
Set 147 to win, Clifton Hill lost an early wicket but steadied with a series of solid partnerships built around Flynn's unbeaten 55 rtno. Things started getting tight when Clifton Hill lost their 6th wicket at 107 but with plenty of overs to come and some very calm and mature batting from Naish (21), Ted (14 no) and Henry (6 no), Clifton Hill worked their way to the target with 4 overs spare. Great team effort from a team that has shown the best of Clifton Hill team spirit all year.
2017-18 has been a really great season for the Clifton Hill Juniors. Don't forget to come to Junior Presentation Night this Friday at Ramsden St where we will congratulate all the players and thank our coaches, team managers and supporters. Sausage sizzle starts at 6pm, presentations from 7pm.