LIKE men on a mission, Emerald Magpies' under-15 batsmen Jack Bowyer and Guy Murden took to a lacking Blackwater Bilbies bowling attack with ruthless ferocity.
The duo blazed their way to 35 and 49 runs respectively to gift the Magpies the win by almost 80 runs at Rundle Park.
Reece Williams did his best to keep the Blackwater run-chase alive with 17 runs to his name, but even he struggled to find an answer to the bowling of Jacob Wetherley's superb 2/3 wicket haul from two overs.
However, Blackwater coach Greg Napper said he was pleased to see some improvement in his side over the course of the junior season.
Emerald Brothers' U15 bowler Jackson 'Jacko' Millwood probably won't be remembering the match but he will certainly be remembering the wicket he took against Clermont at the weekend.
Brothers could offer little resistance to Clermont's 164-run tally, bowled out for just 74 on a rain-soaked Clermont pitch.
The score, however, mattered little to Jacko, who snared his first ever match wicket followed in close succession by two more to finish the day with well-rounded figures of 3/35 from four overs.
The sure hands of Emerald fielder Aaron Brown trapped two of Jacko's wickets, before he backed up to bowl two maidens of his own for final figures of 0/8.
The ever reliable Binura Gunasinghe dug deep to pull his Brothers outfit out from the depths, scoring an unbeaten 28 not-out run score. But he would be the only Emerald batsman to last the innings and the only one to reach double figures.
Training will resume for Brothers' U15s tomorrow evening, ahead of the final game of year this weekend against Blackwater.
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