Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Kroehnert Puts U17 Gloom Aside to Return to Business of Scoring Runs

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Kroehnert Puts U17 Gloom Aside to Return to Business of Scoring Runs

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THE sport of cricket is a great leveller, as young representative cricketer Mitch Kroehnert has found out.

After blasting 189 for Brothers against Easts in the GDSC Premier League, Mitch was looking forward to the NSW Under-17 Country Championships at Maitland last weekend.

But the wheels came off the North Coast team's efforts, winning only one of its games and Mitch was out of the runs.

He is looking forward to this afternoon's local game against Westlawn to get the run-scoring back on track.

Mitch said the duel against Westlawn's leading fast bowler, Nathan Blanch, would be a big challenge.

"You've got to stay patient against him," Mitch said. "At the end of the day, you usually find you've got yourself out when you play against him."

He said he was still hitting the ball well, despite missing two weeks of club cricket because of the bye.

"We've been training pretty hard," he said, "and know what we've got to do."

He said Andrew Lancaster was stepping up to captain the team and all-rounder Pete McNamara was replacing his brother Jake, who is on representative duties for North Coast Under-19s at Coffs Harbour until tomorrow. …

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