The Australian Indoor Cricket Junior Championships are under-way at the brand new Sportsworld Liverpool in Sydney.
The cricket has been highly competitive and within the spirit of the game, and our future stars are emerging.
In the Under 17 Girls competition, excellent performances by future WNCL star Amanda Wellington (with 16 wickets she is the leading wicket taker in the championships to date, of any age division) have helped South Australia into third spot behind Queensland (top) and the NSW Cyclones (second). Wellington is also the fourth highest run scorer (104 runs) of any player in the Championships.
In the U13 Boys, Victoria is undefeated after six matches, and have been led by scintillating performances from Ryan Peter-Budge (93 Runs and 6 Wickets).
In the U15 boys South Australia is currently on top, followed by South East Queensland (second) and NSW Cyclones (third). Connor Dudley (South Australia) has been the standout performer so far with 81 runs and 12 wickets.
Queensland is the only undefeated team in the U17 boys, with Western Australia second and Victoria third. Jojo Ofosu Amaah (pictured) has been impressive for Victoria with both bat and ball.
The remaining days of the competition promise to be entertaining as we head into Preliminary Finals day on Friday, and the Grand Finals on Saturday morning.
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First Posted 03 July, 2013 2:00PM AEST