Strathmerton became premiers for two years running on Sunday, defeating Nathalia at Cobram.ROBERT HENSON March 26, 2014 4:07am
Strathmerton has won its second Murray Valley Cricket Association final in a row after upsetting favourites and minor premiers Nathalia at the Cobram Showgrounds.
Strathmerton won the toss on Saturday and decided to bat first on a beautiful batting wicket.
John Luci (21) and Daniel Cleary (66) saw the new ball off and then allowed Guthrie Medallist Luke Carter (64), Luke Patel (44) and Michael Peters (44) to take control of the game.
Strathmerton batted its full 100 overs and finished on a very healthy 6-289.
For Nathalia, Joel Cahir was the best bowler taking 2-69 from 31 overs.
On Sunday, Strathmerton took full control of the game by taking the first four wickets for only 27 runs.
Nathalia’s Tom Nihill (27) and Ash Quinn (44) were the only two batsmen to make double figures in a score of 101.
Strathmerton’s Luke Carter finished with 4-17 and the Colston Medal for best player in the final, while captain Tom Glover took 3-33.
Nathalia captain Matt Jaensch firstly congratulated referees and Cobram Cricket Club for maintaining a ‘‘great’’ wicket.
‘‘To Strathmerton .
Jaensch said having four sides across the grades in grand finals, with only one junior side winning, was ‘‘very disappointing’’.
‘‘Thanks for the year, it’s been very enjoyable, hopefully we come back bigger and stronger next year.’’
Strathmerton captain Tom Glover said Nathalia was the best team all year.
‘‘Take a lot of pride out of what you’ve done all year — you only lost one game.
‘‘You’ve beaten us off the park twice. You played really well.
‘‘Thanks to the support, there’s a lot of Strathy people here.’’
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