Golden performance: Colts win fourth title in a row

Warrnambool Gold celebrates winning the shield in grand style. Pictures: WIMMERA MAIL-TIMES Michael Threlfall Warrnambool Gold celebrates winning the shield in grand style. Pictures: WIMMERA MAIL-TIMES Michael Threlfall
HangZhou Night Net

WARRNAMBOOL added a stylish flourish to its fourth successive Horsham Under 15 Colts Country Week title yesterday at Coghlan Park.A chanceless century to opening batsman Louis Herbert and 75 from Player Of The Week Michael Threlfall enabled Warrnambool Gold to post a winning score of 3-234 against Mount Gambier.Louis batted through the innings to finish unbeaten on 114, peppering his innings with 13 boundaries and contributing to a 167-run second-wicket partnership with his captain.Mount Gambier was dismissed for 185, with opening bowler Jonty Tobias (4-28) and the leg spin of Louis (2-20) claiming the bulk of the wickets.As well as claiming the shield with its unbeaten campaign, Gold also snared the major individual award with Michael named Player Of The Week for his aggregate 332 runs.Coach David Ryan said the skipper set the competitive tone for Gold’s carnival when he made an unbeaten 152 on the opening day.”He set the pace early in the week and every game when we needed something he stood up and led from the front,” Ryan said.”We had 13 fantastic guys. Everyone chipped in and played their part.”All you ask for is 100 per cent and that’s what they gave me every day.”Ryan said Louis played a controlled innings, with glimpses of power, for his century yesterday.”He’s not a big hitter, just a very talented timer of the ball.”Warrnambool Blue also finished the week on a high with a big win against Hamilton.Led by 116 from opening batsman Nick Butters and 42 from Travis Monk, Blue made 5-264 then restricted Hamilton to 5-124. Sam Murrihy was the leading wicket-taker for the winners with 3-12 off 10 overs.

This article first appeared in Hangzhou Night Net.