Gisborne Green beats Ballarat Gold to win Kirton Shield

Gisborne Green beat Ballarat Gold to win the under-17 Kirton Shield cricket final on Sunday.

Batting first, Riley Vernon made 95 to lead Gisborne to 6-160. In reply, Ballarat Gold fell just shy of the target, ending the run chase at 9-146.

Meanwhile, Maryborough leg-spinner Ben Evans won the player of the series honour ahead of runner-up Ryan Nellthorp, from Grampians.