Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

ATW Seals Last-Ball Win; Late Heroics Decide Twenty20 Grand Final

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

ATW Seals Last-Ball Win; Late Heroics Decide Twenty20 Grand Final

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Division 1 Twenty20 final


BROTHERS innings

J Saunders c Owen b Waters11

J Harris run out41

J Laycock c Waters b Stitt22

D Boge c Prossliner b Stitt5

M Turich st Owen b Stuchbery10

C Anderson st Owen b Stuchbery23

M Eilers not out9

Extras: (B2, LB2, W7)11

Total: 6-132

Bowling: M Waters 3-0-1-32, R Grills 1-0-0-11, D Mulhall 1-0-0-8, C Duff 4-0-0-24, C Stitt 4-0-2-14, S Stuchbery 4-0-2-20, B Prossliner 3-0-0-19.

ATW innings

C Stitt c Eilers b Laycock19

S Stuchbery b Butcher47

M Fulton b Turich34

B Prosslinerc Saunders b Turich5

T McIntosh not out10

D Mulhall not out5

Extras: (B3, LB3, W6, NB1)13

Total: 4-133

Bowling: M Turich 4-0-2-15, D Krebs 2-0-0-10, E Butcher 4-0-1-36, D Mann 1-0-0-11, D Boge 3-0-0-18, P Turner 2-0-0-12, J Laycock 4-0-1-25.

ATW won by one run.

Ben Turnbull

TRADITIONALLY cricket is a gentleman's game with a fine shot met by polite applause from both teams.

But the more delicate points of the sport were clearly forgotten in Across The Waves' one-run win in the Bundaberg Division 1 Twenty20 grand final.

With the match being played by Brothers and ATW under lights the usual atmosphere was always going to be missing - the sounds of cheers when wickets fell on adjoining pitches and the chattering of the Salter Oval plovers were gone.

It was replaced with noises and sights usually experienced on "a big night".

The game ended like many nights do for anyone of the scores of revellers who start their night at the local pub before making their way into town to finish the evening off with a bang.

Brothers served up the first few jugs of mid-strength beer and got the night started by making 6-132 from their 20 overs with Jamie Harris top- scoring with 41 and by the end of the innings the boys were getting up a head of steam - a typical start to any good evening with some fond memories. …

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