MID North Coast scored a thrilling one wicket win over defending champions Hunter Valley in the final of the under 16 cricket Stan Austin Carnival at the Johnny Martin Oval on Thursday.
Hunter batted first and were bundled out for 101. Josh McTaggart did the damage for Mid North Coast, taking 4/18 while D Adlet finished with 3/9.
Mid North Coast lost wickets regularly in the run chase before scoring the winning run in the 48th over. C Crotty top scored with 20.
In the playoff games Tamworth defeated West Pennant Hills, Roseville downed Far North Coast while Penrith beat Manly.
West Pennant Hills won the spirit of cricket award while Zac Morris from Manly won the batting award and Ben Lemlin, also from Manly, took the bowling award.