CLERMONT Bulls' 6/165 team total proved too much for Emerald Magpies under-12 team one to overcome, caught short at 126 runs in the Central Highlands clash at the weekend.
Will Callanan may have got the Bulls off to the best of starts, knocking an unbeaten 34 runs to the team tally, but it was the Clermont tail-end which really batted them into winning contention in the first innings.
Lower order Bulls' batsman Caleb Agius made 13, Tom Mills hit his way to 12 not out and Darnie du Tait finished with a respectable 17-run score. Mills also took 1/2 from two overs with the ball for Clermont.
Riley McLean was the pick of the Magpies players, smashing 26 with the bat and rounding out his two over spell at the bowling crease with final figures of 0/8.
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