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Northerners take under-12A grand final

By Alex Mitchell

Northerners are celebrating a brilliant under-12A grand final win after a clinical performance against Mooroopna White on Friday.

The Jets lost the toss and were asked to bat, but that was a rare moment the side would be dictated to in a 29-run win.

Mooroopna picked up two early wickets to leave the Jets 2-6 and in a spot of bother, but from there they rallied to take control of the game.

They would not lose another wicket until they had pushed the score forward to 2-95, with a number of players needing to retire after proving too strong with the bat.

But the innings belonged to Jake Davidson, who had a grand final he will never forget.

Davidson cracked a brilliant unbeaten 50, for which he needed just 30 balls after smashing nine boundaries.

Aden Schreck also excelled, carving 21 off 18 balls as the Jets made 6-124 off their 25 overs.

For the Cats, Cooper Child was fire with the ball, taking 2-5 off three overs to try and keep his side in the game.

With the bat, the Cats made some early inroads in proceeding to 0-53, before Caleb Cox (14) became the first wicket to fall.

It was part of a 3-7 span for White and after it had moved to 3-88 the Jets broke through again with another 4-7, leaving Mooroopna to finish at 7-95.

Tyler Nolan (15 not out) and James Moran (14 not out) got things going down the order, while Oscar Emanuelli (11) and Caleb Aitken (10) were the other Cats to reach double-figures.

James Mawson produced some devilish bowling, taking 3-5 from three overs.