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Ballarat Cricket Association Grand Final Round Up

East Ballarat has won the 1st XI Premiership. In very cool, at times, wet conditions, North Ballarat resumed on Saturday 2 down. They went on to score 162 all out. Conner Miles the top scorer with 43. Coach, Tristan Dixon, the key wicket taker for East with 4.

East needed to chase down 150 to confirm their victory and North needed to get all 10 wickets to win the premiership. East was off to a flyer, experienced campaigner, Carl ‘The Hoff’ Haseloff smashing 33 from 36 balls. Then Brad Whittaker took over and guided the team to the Premiership, scoring 45 not out.

A great result for East Ballarat, in a year where they also celebrated their 40th year, including honouring Mark Ryan. A year to remember for all involved.

The 2’s Premiership went to Mt Clear. They batted first and smashed 367 – with two centuries, one to Achison (120) and to Sam Giblett (118). Golden Point didn’t get a right of reply, with day two being washed out.

In the 3’s, Golden Point were the victors. Batting first, Point made 310, Col Wakefield the top scorer smashing 142 from 130 balls! Buninyong was never in the hunt, all out for 123.

The One Day A Grade went to Ballarat Fire Brigade (BFB) in somewhat of an upset. BFB, who also won last year, were the underdog against Burrumbeet. Burrumbeet batted first, making 8 for 152. Adrian Pilgrim playing a key role for BFB bowling 8 overs, taking 2 for 9.

In reply the second wicket partnership of 85 between Lockyer and Hiscock set up the win. Lockyer top scoring with 52.

The One Day B Grade saw East too good for VRI. Lead by the much loved Syd Brand who took 4. Luke Aggett then scoring 58. A great victory for the boys from East Ballarat.

So ends another season of cricket in Ballarat.

Big, fast, opening bowler, Ollie Hayes sending one down to Conner Miles as umpire, Alan Lepair watches on.
Central Highlands Zone Coach of the Year, Tristan Dixon in action, he took 4 wickets. Umpire Peter McKay in action in his 12th 1st XI Grand Final.
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