Warrenbayne overcame Delatite to win Benalla and District Cricket Assocation's Cleary Shield on Saturday.March 12, 2014 4:17am
Warrenbayne 2013-14 Benalla and District Cricket Association premiersDrought breakers: Warrenbayne 2013-14 Benalla and District Cricket Association premiersTop: Mark O'Brien, Greg Hoysted, Chris Lindsay, Leigh Wydeven, Rhett Woolley (captain), Andrew CookBottom: Damian Oâ€™Brien, Paul Creamer, Nick Brazil, Fintan Brazil, Peter Rigby, Travis KingShepparton News on 10/03/2014 CAPTION: Warrenbayne 2013-14 Benalla and District Cricket Association premiers
Warrenbayne’s premiership drought was finally broken on Saturday when it claimed an upset victory against Delatite in Benalla and District Cricket Association’s Cleary Shield.
After losing the grand final to Violet Town last year, the win was the club’s first A-grade premiership since joining Benalla and District Cricket Association.
Warrenbayne upset favourite Delatite by seven runs at Benalla Gardens Oval, with the contest coming down to the second-last ball.
Warrenbayne captain Rhett Woolley said the win was fantastic for the entire club.
‘‘It’s been a huge thing for the club .
‘‘We certainly weren’t favourite, we had a lot of people writing us off before we started, but it allowed us to go in and just play our game.’’
After winning the toss Warrenbayne posted a strong 136, led by openers Greg Hoysted (35), Paul Rigby (7) and Leigh Wydeven (20).
‘‘Hoysted and Rigby did their job perfectly and soaked up the overs from (Delatite’s) openers, which were always going to be a big key to the game,’’ Woolley said.
In response, Delatite began its innings strongly at 3-62 after 14 overs, before Warrenbayne began to slow the run rate.
Delatite managed just 15 runs between the 20th and 30th overs, at which point Woolley said Warrenbayne began to gather momentum.
‘‘(Delatite) were cruising early, but once we picked up those couple of wickets and pretty much stalled the scoreboard I knew we were a great shot then,’’ he said.
‘‘The boys that played in last year’s losing grand final took a lot of maturity out of that and just called to slow things down and steady down and not get carried away and just let it happen.’’
In a man-of-the-match performance Mark O’Brien steadied the premier in the final overs, finishing with 3-29.
For full story and more cricket news see this week’s Ensign.
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