Juniors Grand Final
Hog Bay v MacGillivray
Hog Bay took on MacGillivray at Penneshaw. A cold, damp morning greeted the players and crowd for the colts Grand Final. MacGillivray won the toss and sent the Razorbacks in to bat.
A fast start by Jake Miller with a 6 and a 4 off the first over set the tone for a fast paced game and certainly awakened the small crowd that it was game on. The opening bowlers getting a bit of punishment from the opening batsmen. Georgia Weatherspoon getting the breakthrough, Jack Gurney caught behind for 17. Brother Sam then set about hitting the ball hard with Jake to both retire on 20 & 22 respectively. Georgia getting the next breakthrough, James Page for a duck. Blade Touhy batted well to graft out a steady 20, losing partners Tristin Zeman, 14, Rhett Montgomerie, 0, and Linas Harman, 0, to bat with his brother Harley who also retired on 20 after steadying late for the Razorbacks who ended up with a reasonable score of 138.
Best bowlers for MacGillivray:- Georgia Weatherspoon, 2/6 off 3 overs, Dylan Lockett, 2/10 off 3 overs, Tate Lovering, 1/10 off 3 overs and Jess Lovering, 1/21 off 3 overs. A great bowling effort, only bowling 19 wides.
Brothers Gurney opened the bowling. Sam breaking through in his first over, getting Damon Weatherspoon (1) bowled when he had one roll off the pads and bump the bail off and Jack bowling the big hitting Travis Hilder in the next over for 0, getting the Razorbacks tails up early.
Blair Wickham, 22, and Coby Helyar, 20 worked hard to get the Hawks back in the game. Linas Harman then getting Georgia Weatherspoon caught behind gave the Razorbacks hope again. Aaron Hilder, 21, and Tate Lovering, 20, shifting the balance back to the Hawks again. Dylan Lockett, 11, batted well and was working down the total until Harley Touhy got him caught and bowled and also bowling Jess Lovering for 1. The game was in the balance and the growing crowd were on the edge of their seats.
As it always does in Kangaroo Island Cricket, the result came down to the mosquito fleet to try to win the game for their respective clubs. Sam Kempster holed one out to Jack Gurney off the bowling of Henry Newland-Harman to give the piglets their first premiership win in the KICA.
Best bowlers for Hog Bay:- Harley Touhy, 2/17 off 3 overs, Jack Gurney, 1/1 off 3 overs, Sam Gurney, 1/2 off 3 overs, Linas Harman, 1/12 off 3 overs and Henry Newland-Harman 1/21 off 3 overs. The Razorbacks also only bowled well with only 19 wides. Sam Gurney was awarded the Man of the Match.
It was a see-sawing affair played in trying conditions with rain then heat making it tough for all concerned, crowd included.
The Razorback piglets first premiership was a few years in the making, being the fourth crack at it since 04/05 and the first in 19 years for an eastern club.
Congratulations to the Piglets and congratulations to the Hawks. Thanks to the umpires, Steve Sampson and Barry Hammat, and congratulations to the trophy winners for the association.