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Premier 18s competition starts with a bang.

The inaugural round of the Victorian Premier Cricket under-18 men’s competition took place last Sunday with some impressive performances with both bat and ball.

The standout performance of the weekend belonged to Dandenong’s Jaskabeer Singh, who finished with 137 runs from 115 deliveries in an innings which included 18 boundaries and two 6s to propel his side to victory.

Singh shared a 167-run partnership with Ryan Adams after the Panthers were in early trouble at 5/48.

It wasn’t all one-way traffic for Dandenong, as Northcote’s James Shadbolt helped himself to 60 runs from 91 balls in the Dragons’ chase.

In other games, Melbourne University’s Luca van der Sluys impressed with the bat, scoring 82 runs from 123 deliveries as the Students took bragging rights over close neighbours Carlton by 52 runs.

Last year's Dowling Shield Premiers, Essendon, enjoyed a winning start to the competition with a comfortable win against Ric

hmond. Bailey Toseland grabbed 3-30 with the ball whilst Julian Dleski 45* ensured a clinical chase.

Geelong’s Henry Bensch produced the best bowling figures with 4-13 in his side’s 61-run win over Fitzroy Doncaster.

Christopher Kellaway led the way with the bat for the Demons, scoring 78 in high scoring match with Ringwood.


Jaskabeer Singh, Dandenong — 137 Luca van der Sluys, Melbourne University — 82 Christopher Kellaway, Melbourne — 78 Ryan Adams, Dandenong — 62 James Shadbolt, Northcote — 60 Aayan Nadeem, Footscray — 59 Jude Owen, Casey South Melbourne — 57 Jake Klein, Geelong — 54 Robbie O’Brien, Greenvale Kangaroos — 54 Gurbir Singh, St Kilda — 52*


Henry Bensch, Geelong – 4-13 Nicholas Brennan, Carlton – 4-34 Thomas Paddington, St Kilda – 4-48 Oliver Peake, Geelong – 3-13 Bailey Toseland, Essendon – 3-30 Harry Jones, St Kilda – 3-35 Tom Rourke, Melbourne University – 3-39 Archie Lalor, Northcote – 3-40 Crandel Siegelwin, Casey South Melbourne – 3-51

For full results please click here.



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