Colac’s under-14 cricketers had to overcome a major scare in their grand final win against Birregurra, which capped off a near perfect season.
The young Stallions entered the Colac District Cricket Association decider with a draw against the Saints the only blemish to their 2017-18 campaign, and capped it off with a 27-run win on Saturday to take out the title.
But Colac mentor Jason Langdon said the win did not come without a fight.
Hugh Jarvis led the charge for Birregurra with three wickets, while Lochlan Hart snagged two to have Colac all out for 109 in 32 overs.
“We probably had our worst batting performance for the year, we were averaging around the 150-mark for most of the season and we ended up getting bowled out for 109,” Langdon said.
“But that’s a credit to Birregurra, their bowlers are very strong and bowl good line and length,” he said.
Colac’s Henry Melville capped off a strong season with the bat, posting an unbeaten 35 after winning the association’s batting average award on Thursday night.
But Ned Holland was the star of the show, coming in at number eight and scoring 20 runs to guide the Stallions to triple figures.
“Ned got the grand final MVP award, we were about 8-70 when he came in to bat,” Langdon said.
For the full story see today’s Colac Herald.