Terrific Tigers snare six straight
Railways have secured a record sixth straight Albany Cricket Association A-grade premiership, completing a dominant season with a seven-wicket triumph this afternoon.
The Tigers golden era continues after their bowlers again set the game up with a masterful display, led by man-of-the-match Ryan Tindale and fellow swing bowler Coen Marwick.
Tindale for the second season in a row, was recognised as the man-of-the-match after his three crucial middle-order breakthroughs while Coen Marwick also snared 3-15 as the Tigers ripped through Peaks batting line-up.
Only a defiant knock from Peaks opener Regan Poett (34 runs off 109 balls) helped them surpass 50, his side bowled out for 83 in the 44th over.
The Tigers made a steady start to their small chase before the introduction of Harry Broomhall brought about Sam Want’s demise on 11.
English spinner Dom O’Reilly then secured the double breakthrough Peaks were so desperatley chasing, as he trapped Mark Natale in front and then in the same over caught and bowled Matt Walters.
The Tigers were 3-43 but senior heads Nathan Crudeli and Zane Marwick steadied the ship and eventually got their side home in a chase that went to the 35th over.
Crudeli was put down a couple of times on his way to 17 not out and Zane Marwick (16 not out) hit the winning runs to deliver the Tigers a staggering sixth straight title.
In the minor grades, Manypeaks won the B-grade premiership with a hard-fought 61-run triumph over Railways.
Peaks batted first making 134 and that target was too many for the Tigers who fell to 5-45 in the chase and were all out for 73 in reply.
Captain Kelvin Tombleson starred for the winners taking 4-9 off his nine overs in the premiership win.
Collingwood Park upset Denmark in the C-grade grand final, prevailing in a tense finish by 26 runs.
Kohen Lemin (40) and Ross Barnett (29) helped Park reach 8-157 from their 45 overs.
The Magpies made a strong start but their middle order faltered to leave them 7-89 before a late fightback sent the game into the final couple of overs.
Jai Frantom (20) was the last man dismissed, out in the penultimate over as the Magpies were bowled out for 131 to hand Park the title.
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