Sydney University bowlers Devlin Malone and Lawrence Neil-Smith set up a comprehensive victory for NSW Metropolitan over the Northern Territory at the National Under 19 Championships in Adelaide today.
Northern Territory won the toss and not much else. Batting first, they crumbled to Neil-Smith's hostile opening spell, in which he grabbed two early wickets. Devlin Malone had too much variety and control for the middle order, and the Territory managed only 72 from 23.4 overs. Neil Smith finished with 3-15 from 6.5 overs, while Malone captured 2-23 from seven overs. NSW romped to a ten-wicket victory, and remains on top of Pool A, and the only unbeaten side in the Championships.
NSW Metropolitan plays the last of its pool games on Sunday, against Victoria Country, and is assured of a place in the qualifying finals, which are to be played on Monday 12 December.