Win caps off City’s celebrations

Sam Cardinal, Dave Treweek, Don Williamson, Dylan Slater, Rob Walters, Mick Embrey, representing his dad Tony, Kevin Breen, Kane Leersen, Jim Lang, Brian Crook and Phil Lang were selected in City United’s best team of 50 years John Vine is absent.

Three of City United’s new Team of the Half-Century members played an influential role helping the Knights defeat reigning premier Stoneyford for the second time this summer.

City heads into finals at the end of the month as clear flag favourite during a historic year for the club, which is celebrating its 50th year in Colac district cricket.

Past and present Knights gathered in Colac on Saturday after their big win over Stoneyford to celebrate the club’s history, and officials unveiled a Team of the Half-Century.

Former premiership captains Kevin Breen and Jim Lang, and league icons and personalities like Brian Crook, Phil Lang and Rob Walters were included in the 12.

Three current-day Knights – Sam Cardinal, Dave Treweek and Kane Leersen – were also in the side.

Cardinal got City off to a flying start on Saturday opening the batting alongside Kaden Newton.

The skipper made 25, putting on a 47-run opening stand with Newton.

City was cruising at 2-110 after Newton, 26, Achira Eranga, 31, and Alex Inglis, 17, all made starts.

But Maroon Cap Jesse Williamson, who took 4-37, sparked a middle-order collapse, with the Knights losing five wickets for just 24 runs.

But their tail wagged thanks to a 30-run knock from Treweek and an unbeaten 27 from Leersen, which helped City post 198 batting first at Eastern Reserve.

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