Hanwood scores first grand final win in 17 years
Captain of the Leagues Panthers Jim Binks puts everything he has into the game as he bowls against the Hanwood batsmen.
Hanwood Cricket Club trounced Leagues Panthers in Sunday’s first grade grand final game at Exies No. 1 Oval.
The Panthers managed 156 against a mighty Hanwood bowling attack. Luke Docherty took 4 wickets for only 39 runs, Josh Carn with 3 for 21 and Gulfam Ahmad with 3 for 29.
Tom Shannon and Oliver Bartter took to the crease for Hanwood for 38 and 15 runs respectively.
Talwinder Singh set up the win for Hanwood with 79 not out. Dean Catanzirti was 11 not out. Hanwood captain Charlie Cunial said the team was still celebrating their sweet victory.
“This is a massive win,” he said.
“It’s our first (grand final) win in 17 years.”
To honour Leagues’ efforts, Reece Matheson was their star with the bat, clocking up 61 runs. Wickets were taken by Dan Bozic and Dan Hillam.
Coro Club Cougars comprehensively stood out in the second grade final, comprehensively beating the Coly Nomads.
The Nomads won the toss and batted first, the team were all out for just 42. Cougars’ bowling was led by Andrew McIntyre, who took 3 wickets for only 2 runs. John Witherspoon also took 3 runs for 13 runs. Teei Piawi and Dion Pascoe both took 2 for 11.
Brett Crooks and Matthew Signor led the batting for the Cougars made 24 runs. Pete Taprell took to the crease and sealed the deal with just 15 runs in 11 overs as the best batsmen of the day.
Coro Club Cougars won the third grade match last Friday night at Exsies no. 1.
They batted first with 4 not out for 190 after 40 overs. Noah Maybon and Cooper Rand starred with the bat, reaching 60 and 44 runs respectively. When Leagues Club Panthers took to the crease, they couldn’t reach the total; all out for 124.
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