Phillip Island takes 20/20 title
PHILLIP Island has taken out the LDCA Twenty20 tournament.
The A Grade Division 2 ladder leaders defeated the other 15 A Grade sides to claim the games shortest form title.
Some late hitting from OMK’s James Paterson threatened to take the game away from the Island, as he hit two balls large over mid wicket.
OMK reached 120 with 11 balls to spare, and a slog out to cow corner saw the batsmen charging back for a second, but a brilliant throw from fielder Tim Hornsby found Ash Meade short of the crease.
Man of the match went to Phillip Island’s Mitch Price, who took 4/6 in the middle overs, taking the game away from the Diggers.
The Island has shown they are capable of matching it with their higher level opponents, with captain Shane Murdoch saying he hoped he would see the Diggers again next season.
“It’s a real credit to the boys that we’ve been able to win this against an A1 side, and we hope we can get up there and take them on next year,” he said.
The Island defeated Wonthaggi Miners, Korumburra and OMK, all A1 teams on their way to the title.
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