In the Second Grade Grand Final, Lindisfarne sent in the home side to bat in a display of confidence. The Knights, who finished the season in second place and were favourites to take out the Final, looked to be in trouble as openers Luke Doran (8) and Connor O’Brien (10) were back in the rooms early on, falling victim to some excellent bowling by Daniel Chapman and a run out by Declan Waddington respectively.
The woes continued for the home side as Samuel Martyn was dismissed for a duck, again off the bowling of Chapman while Bryce Turnbull’s promising 35 off 135 ground to a halt as he was caught by Daniel Morgan off the bowling of T McGann. However, the match winning innings of Joshua Henley, who smashed 141 off 250 deliveries gave Kingborough the chance to pile on the runs, as Shane Holland hit an impressive 48 off 77 to leave the Knights 10/323. D Chapman (3/103) and A Marr (3/57) were the pick of the Lindisfarne bowlers, as was D Morgan (2/41) who’s 30 overs included 15 maidens.
Set a significant total to chase on the second day of play, Lindisfarne too got off to a less than ideal start losing Kieran Gilbert cheaply for 9. Jed Steele put in a fantastic performance with the bat, belting 97 runs off only 104 deliveries. However, his partners couldn’t manage to get going, Declan Waddington (10) and Jackson Grubb (5) both caught by Declan West off Bryce Turnbull and Shane Holland respectively. As Holland took the crucial wicket of Steele soon after, the rest of the Lightning’s batting lineup soon fell away, reaching 228 runs before being bowled out. Shane Holland (4/83) and Declan West (4/57) were the standout performers with the ball for the Knights as they claimed the Premiership Cup.