Match Report - 19/11/2013:
Well Grand Final day has arrived and it would prove to be fantastic conditions for it. Heading to Whitefriars, we knew this was going to be a real arm wrestle and the match would prove to be so. We won the toss and sent the Friars in and they got off to a solid start. Our bowlers were bowling some good areas and it would be in the 9th over that the 1st breakthrough would happen with the score on 37. We found it tough to take wickets as the Whitefriars side batted well and gave us minimal chances. They would eventually finish 5/138 after 30 overs.
We needed to bat well to get the total, keeping wickets in hand for a dash later in the innings. We lost 2 early ones to be on the ropes at 2/24 before a terrific partnership between Kyle (40*) & Millsy (44*) got us on track and put us in the box seat. However, we would then start to lose some wickets and some momentum to be on the back foot heading onto the final overs. Needing 9 runs to win off the last over we could only manage 4 as we would fall short of the expected total. A great season and disappointing to fall short in the Grand Final, but we should be happy with our efforts and keen to come back next season to avenge the loss!!
Results: Whitefriars 5/138 def Parade 6/133
Best Players: Kyle Green, Alex Mills, Beau Moorcroft, Cooper Perrin
Best Scorers: Green (40 ret & 1/5 off 5 overs), Mills (44 ret), Moorcroft (2/21), Perrin (17*)