Twenty/20 taken to the wire
IT couldn’t have been much closer with the LDCA Twenty/20 grand final going to a super-over to determine the winners.
Outtrim Moyarra Kongwak took the win in fantastic style with Tom and Barry Wyatt hitting big when need be in their super-over.
After Inverloch managed 2/6 in their super-over facing Peter Dell, the Wyatt boys needed to make seven to secure victory and managed it in four balls.
Tom faced the first ball of Inverloch bowler Kit Rothier and slogged it for a boundary, putting them three runs away from victory.
A two run hit again from Tom equalised the score then an over throw on the fourth ball opened up the opportunity from victory.
The victory was a sweet one for the Diggers after batting first and only managing 9/108 in their 20 overs.
The score would’ve been worse if the Inverloch fielders kept their catches early in the innings, with three dropped catches.
This was 20 runs below the expected and acceptable target.
However strong bowling from OMK saw the Stingrays at 8/108 when their 20 were up.
A slow turf pitch in Inverloch and a moderate ground led to the lower scores on both teams’ behalf.
Inverloch had a chance to clinch victory in the last over with seven to make, but they could only manage the drawing six.
Inverloch’s Rothier was named man of the match despite the Stringrays’ loss.
He took five wickets in the 20 overs as well as knocking out 40 plus runs in the Inverloch innings.
Jason Wilson and his Diggers were very happy with the victory.
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