The 1st XI are Premiers for Season 2016/2017 in the East/West Group.
We lost the toss on Day 1 and were asked to bowl - Ducky and Mitch like they have all year restricted Altona and were able to take early wickets. A superb piece of Fielding got the big wicket of Maynard and awesome keeping from Dimma had Altona 4 wickets down for not many.
Mid innings Altona managed a partnership only to be broken by Murph who bought himself on to get the vital wicket. We ended up bowling Altona out for 113 and faced 8 overs on Night 1 and were 0/14.
Day 2 and Guy and Scooter made the best of starts to have us cruising at 0/46 - We lost Guy and Kieran in the same over and game on again.
The Rock - Scooter had a great partnership with Murph to get us in a position to win the game - Again a twist - we lost Murph and Jones in succession just before tea.
Fitzy and Scooter got together and pushed us close to the win and with 14 to get Fitzy fell for - Forrest came in to get us over the line and win the game. Premiers!!
1st XI - Balwyn 5/115 (Scooter 40*, Looker 21) def Noble Park 113 (Fitzy 3/22, Ducky 2/21, Mitch 2/34)
Congratulations to Scott Huntley who was awarded Best Player in the final. Well done to Murph and all the boys on a great season - so very proud of all you.
Thanks to all the helpers over the weekend on the Balcony and working the bar - made the weekend even better.
See you all at the Presentation Night - click here for details.
Balwyn Cricket Club