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The Broome Junior Cricket under-14s and under-16s teams at Country Week in Perth.
Camera IconThe Broome Junior Cricket under-14s and under-16s teams at Country Week in Perth. Credit: Kira Fong

After a successful 2019 campaign in the under-14s country week competition, Broome Junior Cricket returned to Perth earlier this month for another shot at glory.

The Broome Junior Cricket Association sent down two teams for the 2020 junior country week tournament and competed in the under-14s and under-16s competitions.

The under-16s team competed in a mixture of T20 and 50-over matches throughout the week, while the under-14s team took part in a series of T20 and 40-over matches.

The under-16s team were off to a great start to their week when they recorded two straight wins in one day, defeating Central Midlands by four runs in the morning T20 match and dominating to win by 99 runs in the afternoon match.

Their form continued into the second day with a big win over Bunbury & Districts, making 3-205 to dismissing their rivals for 65.

But in round four Broome suffered their first loss of the series, going down to Northam by 45 runs.

However, Broome fired back the following day to take down Upper Great Southern by two wickets.

Although Broome JCA 1 ended their campaign with a loss to an undefeated East Avon, the boys walked away with their heads held high, finishing second.

Meanwhile, Broome JCA 2 had some tough competition after going down to Port Hedland in their two T20 matches.

However, they managed to bounce back with a four-run win over Wellington District in their first 40-over match for the week.

Celebrations continued after managing a second consecutive win, this time over Eastern Districts, reaching 6/141 to Eastern Districts’ all out for 98.

Despite losing their last two games of the series, Broome JCA 2 finished fourth.

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