Horgan Shield Victory

Port Lincoln Cricket Association 146 def by Eastern Eyre Cricket Association 153

The U16 Eastern Eyre Cricket Association representative side has claimed the 2019 Horgan Shield in a tight match against Port Lincoln at Centenary Oval on Sunday.

The team made it to the final after playing off against third-placed Tumby Bay, comfortably defeating them 1/109 to 106.

The game was a rematch on the previous year's final, where Port Lincoln took the win by keeping Eastern Eyre to just 28 runs.

Eastern Eyre won the toss and elected to bat, with Brayden Crosby and Angus Turner walking out first.

The pair made it clear there would be no repeat of last year, making 18 runs before the first wicket fell, with Crosby caught on 17 runs from 20 balls.

Jed Burton's stint was short lived, caught out on three runs bringing Cooper Llewelyn to the crease with the score at 2/24.

Llewelyn went on to make 70 from 83 runs, including seven boundaries.

Dusty Wheare contributed with 24 not out, with the last wicket taken after 47 overs, Eastern Eyre all out for 153.

Port Lincoln openers Hamish Newman and B. Davis started strongly, making 36 before Newman was caught off a Regan Taheny ball.

Wickets were hard to come by for the first half of the innings, with Davis next to fall in the 26th over.

Port Lincoln looked more likely to run out of time than wickets heading into the 48th over with the score at 4/140.

Max Ramsey had other ideas, claiming the wickets of J. Smith and M. Coote for one run for the over.

Angus Turner continued the carnage in the 49th, taking two wickets to put the score at 8/144.

T. Quinn was run out in the first ball of the final over, and Ramsey stumped C. Madden on the third ball, all out for 146.

Pictured from back are Lenny McDonough, Dusty Wheare, Riley Evans, Angus Turner, Lachie Turner, Damon Ramsey (coach). Middle: Oakley Price, Regan Taheny, Brayden Crosby, Max Ramsey, Tom Laas; front: Cooper Llewellyn and Jed Burton.