Canowindra stage 3 cricketers won the Grand Final over Cowra Sixers on Saturday. The teams were well matched having won and lost one, against each other during the season. Cowra Sixers won the toss and elected to field. The Cowra Sixers bowling was fast and unpredictable on the dewy pitch, and Canowindra wickets fell at a remarkable pace.
Hugh Breen had his eye in and scored 18 runs before being caught out. Sammy Austin scored 32 not out assisted by “Super Glue” (Bill) Harrison giving Canowindra a score of 74.
Cowra Sixers started confidently however Canowindra had other ideas and Michael McNamara ran out one of Cowra’s top scorers after only 6 balls and so the fight was on.
Tight bowling by Sammy Austin saw 3 wickets fall, Hugh Breen took 1, Mick Coady 1, Connor Cole 1, Toby Fisher 1 and Maisie Harrison 1. Claire Wrights running in the field kept the score in check. Mick Coady showed great form on the field taking 3 catches and Sammy Austin 2.
Will Grant and Mikey Mac were sure hands in wicky and kept the team together to take the win by a nail biting 7 runs, all out for 67 runs. Final score Canowindra 74 to Cowra Sixers 67. A big thank you to Jarrod Breen for coaching and managing the team and the constantly accurate numbers man Stevie Fisher.
By Bronwin Lay