New champions in under-17s state championships

New champions in under-17s state championships

Cumberland Nepean has claimed its first under-17s girls state championships since it changed from being an under-16s tournament in 2010, while Macarthur have snapped three years of finishing runners up.

Cumberland Nepean were dominant to claim its breakthrough win was its first title in the age group since 2010 with the side going through undefeated and winning the final 10-2 over Hornsby.

The Macarthur win was also just reward with the side also going through undefeated to top the ladder.

Cumberland Nepean have monstered their way to the under-17 girls state championship with an undefeated run to the trophy.

In group A, Cumberland won five-from-five in the regular rounds, scoring 54 runs and conceding just 11. Outside of Cumberland, it was a tough grounp with Hornsby coming out in second to qualify for the semi-finals with four wins ahead of Southern Districts and defending champions Manly Warringah.

It was a tight race for the top two spots in group B with Penrith City, Macarthur and North Shore all finishing with three wins, although a draw between Penrith and Macarthur saw those teams safely through to the finals.

Cumberland fought off Macarther 5-1 in the first final but Hornsby sprung an upset against Penrith with a 9-3 win. However, Hornsby couldn’t stop the CNSA juggernaut as Cumberland ran away with a 10-2 win in the final to seal its first under-17s championship since 2010.


Final Standings – 2018 Under-17s girls State Championships

  1. Cumberland Nepean
  2. Hornsby
  3. Penrith City
  4. Macarthur
  5. North Shore
  6. Southern Districts
  7. Manly Warringah
  8. Sutherland
  9. Newcastle
  10. Wagga Wagga
  11. Central Coast
  12. Campbelltown


Macarthur may have gone undefeated through the under-17s boys state championships, but they didn’t have it all their own way.

Tight wins over Southern Districts, Georges River, Penrith City and Orange saw Macarthur straight into the final but the second-place finish wasn’t assured until the final round. With Penrith and Newcastle on four wins each, and Georges River and Souther Districts ending on three wins each, it took a 12-1 win for Penrith to get into the final match.

Penrith Vs Macarthur at under-17s level is becoming a rivalry of legend with the teams playing in the last six under-17s boys deciders. While Penrith City had won the past three titles, Macarthur broke through to reclaim the trophy with a 5-1 win.


Final Standings – 2018 Under-11 boys State Championships

  1. Macarthur
  2. Penrith City
  3. Newcastle
  4. Georges River
  5. Southern Districts
  6. Orange
  7. Sutherland