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12 November, 2019

Far North clinches championships

THE Cricket Far North (CFN) teams have much to celebrate after their stellar performances in the Regional Championship.

By Rhys Thomas

THE Cricket Far North (CFN) teams have much to celebrate after their stellar performances in the Regional Championship.

The U18, U21 and Open divisions for the championship blew the competition out of the water with all teams winning their respective age divisions and taking away trophies.

This is a fantastic achievement for cricket in the Far North and specifically the Tablelands with 12 players from the region playing in the Championship.

Mareeba District Cricket Vice President Michael France was extremely happy with the results and what it meant for cricket in FNQ.

“From the grassroots we put all this effort into training in our local area, these boys have kept it going and the results speak for themselves,” he said.

“All the cricket and committees on the local level do wonders for these kids and their development,

“Half the time the people who volunteer to coach, umpire and score, are parents.”

Players from both Mareeba and Atherton cricket clubs were selected to represent the region and did just that with some outstanding performances being shown.

Jarrod France, Zac Mryteza, Logan Poggioli and Mason Blaney were all selected for the CFN U18 side.

All players performed well and Atherton Batsman Mason Blaney put up a performance with a total 144 runs over the four games, running an average of 36 runs per game.

Atherton A Grade opening batsman Chris Adams smashed an unmatched 147 off just 130 balls to propel his U21 side to a blowout win in their fourth match supported by performances from other Tableland representatives.

Brendan Falvo and Tyson Brown were also selected for the U21 side and supported the side well in their rolls to help their team to a championship win.

The opens side took out the competition with some help from star Atherton spinner; Mick Salerno, who took 9 wickets over four games for a measly 67 runs.

A select few from the Tablelands were chosen to go a step further and represent the State in the State championships they included Mason Blaney and Chris Adams.

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