Back (left to right) Geoff Nicholson with daughter Ava, Nathan King, Andrew Nolan, James Weir, Fred Bensley, Jake McGeechan. Front (left to right) Aaron Picker, Jamie Boothman, Charlie McGeechan, Joe Cummins, Ben Evans and Neil Picker.THE GRAND FINALE of both A and B grade was played on Saturday for the senior cricket. The grounds were pristine, the weather was less than perfect but we do have winners. Colts took out the A Grade, defeating Laggan Centrals, and were led to victory with some staunch cricket by Nicho and Andy Nolan.
Geoff Fahey and Barry King officiated over this game and their commitment to cricket should be applauded.
The Laggan team captained by Gary Cooper took out the B Grade, defeating Footy Club who managed a mighty 210 runs.
Both games were played in true spirit and hopefully this bodes well for cricket next season.
The Presentation of trophies was held at the Top Pub, who is a major sponsor of cricket and indeed all sport in Crookwell. Thank you once again.
A Grade Winners – Colts.
A Grade player of the finals – Andy Nolan
B Grade Winners – Laggan.
B Grade player of the finals – Matthew Mills
Best and Fairest – Bradley White 19 points
Highest Run Score – Bradley White 332
Best Batting Average – Andy Nolan 62.6
Most Wickets – Jason Maberley 23
Best Bowling Average – Jake McGeechan 8.6
Best Individual Performance – Jake McGeechan, 6 wickets for 24 runs.
Most Improved players for the season;
Colts – Joe Cummins
Tuena – Dan Hewitt and Dave Amey
Footy Club – Tom Croker
Laggan – Matthew Mills and Ben Swift
Laggan Centrals – Josh Chilko and Nathan George
Presidents Award for Under 20’s – Brad White
We would like to thank all teams for their participation, all Captains for their tireless organisation of getting a team on the paddock, our umpires, scorers, sponsors and supporters for without you cricket would not happen. A special thanks must go to the Upper Lachlan Council as both Todkill Park and The Grange are picture postcard perfect.
Colts makes it two in a row
IN THE Senior Men’s Cricket Grand Final played at The Grange last Saturday in very cool conditions, the Top Pub sponsored Colt’s side prevailed against the young Laggan side.
Colts won the toss and elected to bat on a good even pitch, but were soon in trouble losing Ben Evans, Nat King, Neil Picker and star batsman James Weir for the total of nine runs – Grant Smith and Marty Reynolds were on fire, having Colts reeling. Charlie McGeechan joined Andy Nolan at the crease and got the total to 35 before McGeechan was bowled by Keady, Jamie Boothman came and went out to Brad White, at 6 for 36 it looked like an early afternoon, before veteran Geoff Nicholson joined Andy Nolan and they set about getting a respectable score. Both Nolan and Nicholson batted exceptionally well with Brad White and Jordan Keedy bowling a great line and length, Nolan eventually fell to White for a great 57. The ‘soon to be married’ Freddy Bensley joined Nicko then and they got the total to 136 before Nicholson was out for a defiant 40, Bensley remained 22 not out and Jake McGeechan 5 not out to get the total to a respectable 158. Laggan’s best bowlers were Grant Smith 2/10, Marty Reynolds 2/42 and Brad White 2/27.
Laggan began their innings the same as Colts having Horton, Rodgers and Shaun Smith back in the sheds to be 3 for 9, this was from a great opening spell of bowling from Spud Weir. Grant Smith and Brad White got the total to 31 before Smith was out to Nolan for 8. Brad White went on to make 27 before he was out to a great caught and bowled by Fred Bensley. The Laggan innings capitulated after their dismissal, before Keedy 19, George 7 put on 20, Laggan were all out for 92.
All Colts bowlers bowled well with James Weir 3/6, Andy Nolan 3/15 and Jake McGeechan 2/18 the main destroyers.
The game was played in great spirit and was umpired well, with Barry King and Geoff Fahey umpiring their fifth Grand Final in a row, their time is much appreciated.
A presentation evening was held at the Top Pub with individual trophies given out
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