Warrnambool's six-strong Victorian Junior Country Cup squad has defied expectations at tourament in Morwell

STRONG EFFORT: Warrnambool's Victorian Junior Country Cup team exceeded expectations, finishing seventh after a competitive display. Picture: Supplied.
STRONG EFFORT: Warrnambool's Victorian Junior Country Cup team exceeded expectations, finishing seventh after a competitive display. Picture: Supplied.

WARRNAMBOOL’S six-strong Victorian Junior Country Cup squad has defied expectations to paint a positive future for the sport in the south-west.

The youth-laden side finished seventh out of eight sides at the Morwell tournament to impress coach Scott Dennis.

Dennis said each bowler performed above expectations and were “super competitive”.

“I think they also took out an understanding of the team aspect of the game,” he said.

I think they also took out an understanding of the team aspect of the game.

Scott Dennis

“There’s a lot of good quality young bowlers out there and they probably did take a bit out of trying to emulate them. 

“It was a great weekend off the lanes as well. I think our guys can see a pathway in the sport, as there were some Victorian coaches around.”

Sean Dennis, who averaged a score of 155, and Marlee Campbell, who chipped in with an average of 157, were among the team’s strongest performers.

Keiara Gruar (149), Ryan McDonell (115), Bailey Dennis (114) and Shantelle Rogitsch (117) were also serviceable.

“I’m over the top proud. They learnt a lot, as it’s more than just throwing the ball down the lane,” he said.

“They’ve got to pick each other up and give support.”