Detail First Premier League Third Grade Grand Final review
Date of Event Cricket Tasmania Premier League: Mon Apr 1, 2019 10:06AM

Ferguson Park was home to the Detail First Premier League Third Grade Grand Final in a clash between sides that finished on equal points over the course of the season.  Brighton won the toss and elected to bat first, though were off to a shaky start losing three wickets in quick succession within the first hour.


Ashton Arnold (2), Joshua page (12) and Noah Holmes (0) were all out cheaply as Brighton were stuck on 15 runs.  The side struggled to put a solid partnership together as the Kingborough bowling attack shared the wickets around; Justin Direen (3/35), William Poland (2/21), Jake Hayers (2/31) and Samuel Oliver (2/39) all contributed to the demise of the Brighton batting line-up as they were all out for 163, off 71 overs.


In response Kingborough looked promising early with the bat, as George Mazengarb (29) and Blair Harrison (9) put on a solid 40 run partnership.  However, both batsmen fell in quick succession to the bowling of Keegan Wylie and Joe Sorrentino respectively which triggered a middle order collapse for the Knights, Andrew Downton (4/28) ripping through the batting line-up with help from Jayden Wylie (2/25) and Keegan Wylie (2/19).  Kingborough were knocked over for 115, Mazengarb and William Poland top scoring with 29 runs apiece leaving the Knights with some work to do to keep them in the game.


Brighton’s second innings was over quickly; while openers Joshua Page (0) and Ashton Arnold (6) were out early on Marcus Campopiano left no doubt as to the result, smashing 63 off 60 deliveries to lead his side to victory.  Brighton finished their second innings 3/83 as the match concluded, leaving the side the winners of the Third Grade Premiership Cup.

Last updated: Monday April 1, 2019 10:07AM