Cumberland Nepean and Southern Districts take out Under-11 titles

Cumberland Nepean and Southern Districts take out Under-11 titles

Both the boys and girls under-11 state championships have new champions with wins to Cumberland Nepean in the girls and Southern Districts in the boys competition.

Cumberland Nepean broke the streak of two-time defending champions Manly, while Southern Districts won their first under-11s title after coming from third to claim the victory.

Cumberland Nepean went undefeated through the tournament but Manly were keen to continue its amazing record. In the past nine competitions, Manly had won eight titles.

The sides played out a 7-6 result in the final round of the round robin matches with Cumberland Nepean coming out in front. It was Manly’s second loss in the early rounds, pushed to third on the ladder following a 16-12 loss to Penrith City.

North Shore clung to fourth leading into the semi-finals but were knocked out following a 15-5 loss to Manly. In the major semi-final, Cumberland Nepean defeated Penrith City 11-9. Manly then defeated Penrith 21-16 to book its place in the final against Cumberland.

After going undefeated throughout the competition, Cumberland proved too strong in the final with an 8-6 win over Manly.

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Final StandingsĀ – 2018 Under-11 girls State Championships

  1. Cumberland Nepean
  2. Manly Warringah
  3. Penrith City
  4. North Shore
  5. Georges River
  6. Hornsby
  7. Southern Districts
  8. Campbelltown

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Southern Districts came from third to claim its first under-11s boys state title, defeating defending champions Macarthur 12-8 on Sunday afternoon.

After a loss to Georges River and a draw with Macarthur in the round robin games, Southern Districts played the minor semi-final against Penrith City, claiming an 11-4 victory to move into the preliminary final. They would play Georges River after Macarthur maintained it unbeaten record with a 16-8 win in the major semi-final.

A 10-5 win was enough to push Southern Districts into the grand final, where they would give Macarthur their first loss in the competition and claim its first under-11s title with a tense 12-8 victory. It was defence that was the key for Southern Districts, conceding just 39 runs in the round robin matches, with Macarthur (51), Georges River (55) and Penrith (69) the only other sides to concede less than 100 runs.

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Final StandingsĀ – 2018 Under-11 boys State Championships

  1. Southern Districts
  2. Macarthur
  3. Georges River
  4. Penrith City
  5. Cumberland Nepean
  6. Campbelltown
  7. Central Coast
  8. Orange
  9. Sutherland