Tamworth’s continual improvement at the Lismore Under 12 Carnival was on full display on Friday when the side claimed a last-start win at the tournament.
The under 12s went into final day with two wins and three losses but came out of it with a 50 per cent win rate following a seven-wicket win over Hawkesbury.
“Hawkesbury were a fairly plucky side, they had some good little players but to finish the week with three wins and three losses was a pretty fair result,” coach Don Lewington said.
“We had a couple good partnerships again today and we bowled well early but they probably got away from us a bit but we showed a bit of character in the last session.”
Harry Lewington (3-16) and Charlie Whale (2-15) reduced Hawkesbury to 2-6 before they hit back with an 79-run partnership.
Tamworth bounded back into the game after that and needed 137 runs for victory.
Enter Charlie Walsh who continued his stellar carnival.
Charlie took his run tally for the tournament to 153 with a 40 retired not out.
Fellow opener Ben Sleeman (13) and Chris Fox (15) ensured the runs kept ticking over.
At 3-82, Samuel Holmes (17*) and Logan Spinks (26*) partnered up at the crease.
They made sure there was no pressure on the batsmen under them as they put on 55 runs together to clinch the victory.
Charlie picked up his third man of the match award in a row while coach Lewington also said Harry, Logan and Samuel’s performances were all integral to the win.
“They’re all leaders within the group and it was good to see them able to stand up on the last day,” he said