Allansford-Panmure cricketer Harry Schrama credits himself as more of a batter than bowler.
But in the first two days of Warrnambool under 17 country week, it's been with his arm that Schrama has made his presence felt.
A right-arm medium pacer, the Emmanuel College student picked up 2-8 from five overs in Monday's 50-over match against Portland, before backing up for strong bowling spells in Tuesday's Twenty20 games.
"I hadn't bowled too much in the lead up, so it's been good to bowl and they're coming out alright," Schrama said.
On Tuesday, the 16-year-old took his best figures against Colac - 3-17 from four overs - before adding two more late in the game against South West.
Finishing with 2-18 from three overs, Schrama's haul also included the crucial scalp of Charlie Calvert (40).
Warrnambool Gold has started country week undefeated following back-to-back wins in Tuesday's Twenty20 games.
The side successfully limited both sides to a sub-triple figure score.
"We've been trying to limit teams to not many runs, just bowling to the field," Schrama said of Gold's tactics.
Gold's batting line up dropped just two wickets across both games, with Flynn Wilkinson the standout batter.
The Merrivale cricketer raised the bat for 78 against Colac before opening with Tyson Hales-Morton for a 168-run stand against South West.
The opportunity hasn't been there for Schrama just yet to show his wares with the bat, after coming into country week averaging 58 runs for Allansford-Panmure's under 17 team.
His sole innings saw him dismissed for two.
"I opened (on Monday) and didn't make many, but hopefully I can make a few more later in the week," he said.
Schrama said he's a big fan of the longer format of the game, but didn't mind switching it up for Twenty20.
He is hoping Wednesday's predicted wet weather holds off to allow round three to get under way, with a return to the 50-over format on the cards.
A possible match up against Warrnambool Blue, which is also undefeated, in either Thursday and Friday's finals is another tantalising prospect.
"That would be a really good game I think," Schrama said.
Across the grounds, Hugh Fleming continued his early-week form with an all-round performance for Warrnambool Blue. Fleming picked up 2-10 from four overs before smacking 41 runs from 36 deliveries in his team's seven-wicket win over Portland.
An unbeaten 60 from Wimmera-Mallee's Connor Lee lifted his side to a 81-run win over South West, before teammate, Noah Berry's 78-run effort got the team over the line against Colac.
Lee switched gears against Colac, taking 3-13 from four overs.
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