Harry bats for Riverina

By Daniel Hughes

Deniliquin teenager Harry Hillier has been slogging it out this week as one of the top young cricketers of the region.

Hillier was selected in the Riverina side playing in the NSW Combined High Schools Sports Association boys cricket championship.

The team is being coached by fellow Deniliquin cricketer Anthony Bradley.

Hillier was unable to play on Monday due to illness, when Riverina lost to Sydney North.  Riverina finished with 102 runs, and Sydney North easily chased them down scoring 184 with only three wickets taken.

Hillier made up for lost time on Tuesday contributing 16 runs to the win over Sydney South West.

Sydney South West were all out for 159, and Riverina gave chase to end on 8/185.

When the Pastoral Times spoke to Bradley on Wednesday, Riverina were heading in to bat against Western.

They were chasing 205, thanks  to a solid 110 run innings from one of the Western players.

‘‘Their big scorer just had his eye in; we couldn’t get him out,’’ Bradley said.

‘‘We are hoping to have a solid run chase and want to look at getting two out of three wins going into our final game on Thursday, which will be determined by the results played out today,’’ he said on Wednesday.

Despite a strong effort, Riverina could not match Western, finishing 25 runs short on 180.

At the time of going to print yesterday, Riverina were playing Sydney East in the final match of the carnival. Live results were not available.

The carnival was hosted by North Coast Schools Sports Association in Grafton.