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Rochester’s aim for under 14s premiership

By Brayden May

ROCHESTER'S under 14 cricket side is on the brink of capping off a remarkable season.

On Thursday, the teamwill take on Echuca White on day one of Goulburn Murray Cricket's under 14 grand final.

Rochy qualified for the grand final by the narrowest of margins - 0.05 per cent - having shared the same record of six wins and two losses with Tongala, who finished third.

Their opponents will enter the contest as favourites having lost just one game throughout the season, but Rochester should not be discounted.

In their only previous meeting this season, Echuca came out on top in a thrilling contest.

After being sent into bat by Echuca, Rochester reached 9/90 from their 20 overs as Nate Rasmussen top scored with 32 runs.

But in response, Echuca proved to be too strong as they reached 6/97 in 20 overs.

Rasmussen could well be one of the keys for Rochester having scored the second most runs in the competition this season with 174.

Remarkably he has not been dismissed on five occasions, meaning his average sits at 58.

He has been just as damaging with the ball taking 10 wickets.