A great first day of matches at the under-19s national championships have shown it will be a tight battle for the Elinor McKenzie Shield and Nox Bailey Shield in 2018.
For NSW fans, it was a great day with both teams coming away with a pair of wins.
The NSW women played both evening games, claiming a 7-0 win over the ACT before an absolute classic in the final match of the night against South Australia. The teams showed why they will both be vying for the title with a 5-4 match, with NSW only claiming the winning advantage at the bottom of the seventh innings. Earlier, the day started with a huge come-from-behind victory by the ACT after falling behind 6-1 at the bottom of the sixth. ACT came back, claiming the win with three seventh inning runs. It leaves NSW and Queensland as the two undefeated teams.
Both the NSW and ACT men are off to a great start in the Nox Bailey Shield with a pair of wins. NSW claimed two comfortable 9-2 wins, downing both Western Australia and Victoria, with neither of those side registering a day one win. The ACT had a tough start against Queensland, winning a 3-2 game and giving the defending champions a mixed day, following a 14-0 win over Victoria to kick off the tournament. ACT wrapped day one with a 9-4 victory against Western Australia.
Following a hot day in Blacktown that saw an early start, tomorrow’s schedule should return to normal with games starting at 11.30pm.
Results – Day 1
Fixtures – Day 2
Mens – Western Australia Vs Victoria