WANGARATTA is on track to make the final of the Keith Sherwill Shield after scoring impressive victories over both Cricket Albury/Wodonga sides on the opening two days of the Junior Country Week Cricket Carnival.
The under 17 side faced CAW Country on Monday and scored a hard fought 43-run win before crushing CAW yesterday at the Norm Minns Oval.
On Monday, Wangaratta travelled to Albury’s Alexandra Park to tackle the border’s country side and had no hesitation in batting first on a flat wicket.
Despite losing opener Seamus Phillips (6) early, Wangaratta steadily built its score with Rhett Mitchell and Nick Pell turning the strike over nicely.
Just when he had looked like going on to build a bigger score, Mitchell perished for 16 but Pell was joined at the wicket by club teammate Will Reilly and the pair took the match on.
Pell was particularly strong off the back foot while Reilly favored the leg side with some lusty blows seeing the run rate increase.
Nick Pell turns for a second run.
Dylan Landgren prepares to bowl.
Tom Irvine cuts this ball to the boundary. PHOTOS: Luke Plummer
Vitaly Leschen delivers another off spinner.
Wicket keeper Blake Nixon watches as the ball crashes into the stumps.
Wangaratta’s Luke Whitten sends one down.