Hunter Valley wins Stan Austin Shield

Mid North Coast bowler Brodie Guppy from Wingham sends down a delivery in the Stan Austin Shield final against Hunter Valley at the Johnny Martin Oval.
Mid North Coast bowler Brodie Guppy from Wingham sends down a delivery in the Stan Austin Shield final against Hunter Valley at the Johnny Martin Oval.

HUNTER Valley scored a comfortable nine wicket win over Mid North Coast in the final of the Stan Austin Shield under 16 cricket competition played at Johnny Martin Oval in Taree on Thursday.

Mid Coast batted first and were fired out for 94. Hunter lost just one wicket in the run chase.

The week-long competition was contested by eight sides. All eight were involved in matches on the last day.

Results were:

Final: Hunter Valley 1/96 (S Gibson 45*) d  Mid North Coast 94 (S Gibson 5/21, A Bills 3/28); North Coast 115 d  Armidale 100; Far North Coast 6/173 (C McDowell 52, J Durheim 40; J Nash-UA 4/28) d  Manning 63 (C Voss 3/14); Tamworth 5/205 (L Barton 73, L Bradfield 56; T Craig 3/36) d  Roseville 9/191(cc).