BATHURST’S under 12s have secured their place in the Mitchell Cricket Council final with a round to spare following their win over Blue Mountains on Sunday at Loco Oval.
Rain denied the two teams the chance to play one another a week earlier but when they came together it was a one-sided affair.
Bathurst produced their second 200-plus performance with the bat in as many games, finishing on 4-224 on the back of an all-round team effort.
The hosts then dismissed Blue Mountains for 107 with just under seven overs remaining.
“We batted well and everyone contributed. Of the six guys who batted they all did really well and we backed that up with some good bowling,” winning coach Phil Newton said.
“There’s little things we can improve upon for our game with Orange, like our intensity in the field, but other than that it was another great team performance.”
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Blayde Burke and Charlie Rendall finished with identical scores of 44 not out during a strong finish to Bathurst’s innings.
Hugh Taylor and Reuben Newton also mirrored each other on the scorecard, with 33, while Cooper Stephen (18) and Connor Brown (10) made contributions.
Mark Sheather was the pick of the Bathurst bowlers with 4-25 while Burke capped off a great all-round match with figures of 2-8.
Bathurst will face either Orange or Blue Mountains in the final on March 3, depending on results from the upcoming round.