Blacktown to play St George in under-13s Gee Shield grand final

Grand final march: The Blacktown under-13s Gee Shield side won its quarter final against Newcastle before defeating Hawkesbury in Sunday's semi-final.
Grand final march: The Blacktown under-13s Gee Shield side won its quarter final against Newcastle before defeating Hawkesbury in Sunday's semi-final.

Blacktown are through to the under-13s junior representative cricket grand final after a four-wicket win over the previously undefeated Hawkesbury on Sunday.

Playing in the Hawkesbury, the home side won the toss and batted.

Blacktown claimed an early run out and took several wickets along the way to have Hawkesbury 4-73 before the bowlers got on top.

Taking 6-26, Blacktown dismissed Hawkesbury for 99 in the final over of the innings.

Sahil Menghar (3-11) was the pick of the bowlers but it was a team effort with Cameron Wallington (2-19), Aikaansh Ahi (1-22), Abhaypal Singh (1-12) and Akshit Rana (1-10) each taking wickets.

Blacktown lost an early wicket but strong partnerships saw the side home in 44 overs. 

Jai Bedi top-scored with 37 not out, while Daniel Gauci scored 30 to help Blacktown into the grand final.

Blacktown will play St George in the Gee Shield final next Sunday.