A gutsy innings from under 13s Cootamundra captain Corey Gale wasn't enough to lift the Titans to the premiership on Saturday.
Gale scored 49 off 51 balls as the Titans were bowled out for 99 in pursuit of Young Gayzer's Gardening's innings of 3-106.
Bowling first at Clarke Oval in the South West Slopes under 13s grand final, Titans new-ball bowlers Oliver Hall and Paul Bean restricted runs early and piled on pressure.
Corey Gale took the ball first change and picked up the first wickets removing opener Josh Cameron (10) making the score 1-40.
Young showed resistance with the bat throughout the innings forming a number of small but valuable partnerships as Titans bowlers toiled without much fortune.
George Smith dismissed Indigo Heard (five) and Bean returned and bowled Nate Reid (nine) and it was 3-99.
In the shadows of the first innings of the match, Young passed triple figures and reached 3-106 from their allotted 30 overs.
In reply, Cootamundra lost Archie Piffero (four) and Oliver Hall (three) early and wickets continued to tumble regularly throughout the innings.
Corey Gale and Paul Bean combined in the middle order however couldn't see their side home when they were chasing late runs.
Gale (49) departed in the 29th over bowled by William Rowan leaving Bean (16 not out).
Rowan's wicket helped secure a seven-run victory for the Young side and the under 13s South West Slopes premiership trophy.
Wickets were shared among the Young bowlers with Rowan (2-11) and Billy Lamb (2-19) both finishing with multiple wickets.
Players of the match awards were presented to William Rowan for Young and Corey Gale for Cootamundra.
In the under 16s, Ariah Park prevailed with a thumping nine wicket win over Temora Thunder.
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