Blue Mountains next on list for unbeaten Bathurst 16s

BATHURST’S under 16s already have their Mitchell Cricket Council semi-final spot sewn up this season but they’ll be in no mood to throw away their unbeaten record this Sunday.

FAVOURITES: Ben Cant has been impressive this season for the Bathurst under 16s. The Bathurst boys travel to play Blue Mountains. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK

FAVOURITES: Ben Cant has been impressive this season for the Bathurst under 16s. The Bathurst boys travel to play Blue Mountains. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK

The dominant 16s team face Blue Mountains in Katoomba – should the rain stay away this weekend – and will be red hot favourites to come back home with a win to their name.

“We’ve got Blue Mountains and Lithgow to come and we’re in a really good position,” co-coach Mike Mitchell said.

That they are, as Bathurst sit on top of the standings thanks to their big wins over Orange and Mudgee.

Following a bye last round the Bathurst boys will be eager to get back out to the middle to represent their city.

Katoomba is the venue for cricket this Sunday as Bathurst take on a Blue Mountains team still looking for their first win of the season.

“This Bathurst team has been strong going all the way back to under 12s. They’ve only lost one game in that time. The nucleus of the team – probably six or seven of them – have been here through that period,” Mitchell said.

“In the game against Orange I said we didn’t want any more than six misfields and, granted we got them out quickly, but we only had three.

“They’re a very well drilled and talented team. Some of our batsmen who are further down the order would be higher up if they were playing for other teams in this competition.”

In the other junior game this Sunday Bathurst Yellow under 14s host unbeaten Orange side.