Goulburn Murray Cricket has allocated Echuca and Girgarre with joint C grade premierships after the clubs both agreed on the proposal.LUKE MCMANUS April 23, 2014 3:05am
The drawn out dispute over Goulburn Murray Cricket’s C grade grand final between Echuca and Girgarre has officially ended with a joint premiership awarded for the 2013-14 season.
According to a letter submitted by the GMC board, Echuca suggested the notion of sharing the flag, ‘‘in the spirit of cricket’’, following an independent tribunal hearing on April 9.
The tribunal’s panel gave club delegates a final opportunity to reach a desirable conclusion before official proceedings continued.
Deliberations had been going on for more than three weeks.
Echuca’s suggestion was formally accepted by representatives from Girgarre, including captain Wayne Cowley.
‘‘We didn’t even have to think about it,’’ Cowley said.
‘‘It was a good result and the right result in the name of cricket.
‘‘It’s a hollow victory but a victory nonetheless.’’
Cowley said the panel and GMC board handled the proceedings well before commending Echuca president John Scales and club delegate Brendan Prendergast on their ‘‘professional and positive’’ conduct.
‘‘It was the best result we could manage under the circumstances,’’ Prendergast said.
‘‘The umpires didn’t mean to make a mistake on the day and as a consequence both clubs weren’t given a suitable opportunity to win the game.
‘‘It was in the best interest of cricket and that’s why we took the path we did.’’
An ‘official’ presentation is scheduled at the Ky-West Hotel on Sunday where medals and a 2013-14 flag will be presented to Girgarre.
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