RUSSELLS Creek teenager Liam Brown is proving a shining light for an embattled Western Waves at the Cricket Victoria under 18 state championships.
The top-order batsman produced his second half-century in two days as the Waves fell to a second straight defeat at the Melbourne-based titles on Tuesday.
Brown top-scored with 56 in the Waves’ eight-wicket loss to Metropolitan North West – just a day after making 50 against Northern Rivers.
West Warrnambool recruit Sam Younghusband chimed in with 25.
But their Waves teammates offered little support – four were dismissed for ducks – as they were limited to 166.
Mortlake’s Lachlan Wareham (1-27) and Nestles’ Jacob Hetherington (1-18) were the only Waves’ bowlers to snare wickets as Metropolitan North West chased down the total with ease.
Western Waves’ under 16 and under 14 girls start their state title campaigns on Wednesday.