The ACT/NSW Country have defeated Queensland in the final of the Under 19s National Championship yesterday at Karen Rolton Oval.

Queensland took to the crease first with opener Corey Hunter topping the score card making 37 runs off 32 balls supported by Isaiah Snell with 22 runs off 14 balls. ACT/NSW Country bowled steadily with Kaleb Phillips taking 2/18 off 4 overs, supported by Iain Carlisle taking 1/22 off 5 overs. A rain delay in the ninth over that lasted for over five hours caused the game to be shorted to twenty overs each. The efforts of ACT/NSW Country ensured that Queensland compiled a competitive 7/124 at the end of their 20-over campaign. 

The DLS Method was implemented and ACT/NSW Country were required to make 131 runs for victory. Kaleb Phillips also led the batting order making 36 not out, supported by Henry Railz making 29 runs off 26 balls. The Queensland bowling attack tried valiantly to reduce the run rate with Matthew Willans taking 2/15 off 4 overs, supported by Ryan Walker taking 1/26 off 4 overs. ACT/NSW Country kept their chase on track and took victory with 4 wickets and 5 balls remaining.

The win for Under 19 ACT/NSW Country has complemented the perfect season for the pathway program with the Under 17 team also winning the national title. This achievement demonstrates the talent within the catchment area and the quality of the ACT/NSW Country program.

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