Date of Event : Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:57PM



Daniel Hobley




Central Midlands Junior Cricket Association bowler Alec Vanzetti was the difference in his sides thirty run win over Northam in the C-section Under 16s, on the third day of the 2018 Alcohol Think Again tournament. Sixteen-year-old fast bowler Vanzetti bowled a breath taking spell which included 6 maidens to finish with figures of 7-8 from 10 overs.



After winning the toss, Northam made 10-120 off 49.1 overs with strike bowler Vanzetti immediately having an impact after dismissing classy opener Matthew Jankauskas for (0) and snatching the vital wickets of Clancy Thompson (1) and Callum Norrish (1). In Central Midlands’ second consecutive win in four games, Vanzetti identified the importance of having a more disciplined bowling attack around him while getting back into the C-section title race. “I think that was our best bowling performance of the tournament, what an effort from blokes like Cody Even and Kane Millsteed who both bowled crucial spells in the match,” Vanzetti said. “Many have congratulated myself but I thought Cody was especially awesome today, I felt that he just dried up the other end which allowed me to get on top.”



In reply, Central Midlands made 10-150 off 50 overs, with Northam bowler Harrison Sargeant the major wicket taker after taking 4-38 which included three bowled. In a memorable day for the Vanzetti family, younger brother Connor top scored with (27) while Jake George and Alec Vanzetti chipped in with (19) each. Although thrilled with the win, Vanzetti still expressed that his side had plenty of work ahead and must continue to learn from the coaching staff they have. “We had a rough start to the tournament but wouldn’t even be on the park if it wasn’t for the parent support and patience from the coaching staff.” As a group we just wanted to say a genuine thankyou to everyone that supported us especially our coach Adam Millsteed,” Vanzetti said. “We have some genuine momentum, let’s see where it takes us.” Central Midlands take on Mortlock Junior Cricket Association on day four while Northam will play an in form Broome Junior Cricket Association. 


Last updated: Thursday January 11, 2018 7:04PM
Author: Andrew Hayes