Saints to miss Wimmera-Mallee finals

OUT: Tim Germano and the rest of the St Mary’s team missed the Wimmera-Mallee Cricket Association finals, ending their run of three consecutive premierships. St Mary’s and St Arnaud will each miss the finals for the first time since 2011. Picture: FILE PHOTO
Nanjing Night Net

FOR the first time since 2011, the Wimmera-Mallee Cricket Association A Grade finals will not feature St Arnaud or St Mary’s.

Instead, the finals will be contested by minor premier Brim-Kellalac-Sheep Hills, Donald, Jeffcott and Charlton.

The Eagles, the premiership favourite lost only one match for the year on its way to finishing on top of the ladder.

It breezed by St Arnaud on Saturday in the final game of the home and away season.

Set a target of 148 by the Saints on day one, the Eagles had little trouble chasing down the total after early missteps.

Openers Chris McPherson, four runs, and Matt Crisp, 13, fell cheaply to leave Brim-Kellalac-Sheep Hills at 2-19, but Leigh Dovaston, 44, and Mark McPherson 46 not out, guided the Eagles to 4-160 from 31 overs.

Harley Durward was the most effective of the St Arnaud bowlers, taking 2-15 from five overs.

Wychproof-Narraport defeated Donald to end its season on a high note.

The Demons held Donald to 9-122 from its 40 overs to win by 32 runs. Demon Jonathan Grylls’ knock of 70 set up his team’s innings of 6-154.

Cody Turner provided a match-winning four-over spell of bowling for Wycheproof-Narraport, taking 3-8.

Marnoo’s bid to win a game fell just short against Jeffcott.

Facing a 256-run target, Marnoo openers Brylie Cameron, 40, and Stuart Lang, 36, had a 58-run partnership, but a middle-order collapse doomed Marnoo, bowled out for 220.

St Mary’s defeated Charlton outright in the last match of the round.

The final scorecard was not supplied before the Mail-Times went to press.

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