Finalists hope to end flag hoodoos

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Manypeaks captain Kelvin Tombleson.
Camera IconManypeaks captain Kelvin Tombleson. Credit: Albany Advertiser, Laurie Benson Albany Advertiser

Grand final combatants Manypeaks and Railways will be out to put an end to seasons of grand final disappointment when they clash in the Merrifield Real Estate Albany Cricket Association B-grade grand final on Saturday.

The two clubs will meet in a grand final for the first time since 2006-07 when Peaks secured their third straight premiership.

Only captain Kelvin Tombleson remains from Peaks’ last premiership.

Since then, they have suffered three grand final losses, the last coming in 2016-17 to Mt Barker, their third consecutive grand final defeat.

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The Tigers have also endured plenty of grand final pain, having not won since 2009-10 and in the process lost two season deciders, the last in 2013-14 to the Grammar Griffins.

Peaks progressed directly after accounting for Narrikup Dark in the second semifinal last Saturday while the Tigers were forced to progress the long way, defeating both Narrikup Light and Dark across the weekend.

Peaks have won their past four matches and have defeated the Tigers in each encounter this season, the latest a 12-run win in February.

The B-grade grand final will be played at Hard North.

The C-grade grand final will be played between defending premiers Denmark and Collingwood Park at Centennial Oval.

The Magpies have only lost one match this season, which was a forfeit to Railways in January.

Both matches start at 12.30pm, with presentations to follow at the cricket pavilion.

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