The Associated Catholic Colleges have secured bragging rights for the next year over their Government Secondary Schools (GSS) counterparts, after defeating GSS by four wickets at the WACA Ground on Friday 15 March.

The GSS won the toss and elected to bat first with young guns Aryan Varsani and George Pullinger, who represented WA at the National Under 15 Championships, at the top of the order.

The pair got off to a solid start putting on 37 for the first wicket before Pullinger fell for 21.

GSS struggled to build any momentum throughout their innings, continually losing wickets at inopportune times.

Captain Cooper Connolly led the way in fine style, top-scoring for the GSS with 60 as he led his team to 9-184 after their 50 overs.

Elliot Morris was the chief destroyer for the ACC with the ball, picking up incredible figures of 3-16 from 10 overs.

In reply, the ACC openers Claus Lotter and Douwtjie Hoogenboeze got their side off to a great start, ticking the score over to 47 before Lotter was dismissed by Zoe Britcliffe, the first female to ever play in this fixture, for 19.

Hoogenboeze went on to play a match-winning innings for his side, top-scoring with 85 not out and leading the ACC to victory with 35 balls to spare.

He was awarded man of the match honours, scoring almost half of his teams’ total of 6-186.