Tuggeranong Valley Cricket Club had a landmark finals campaign culminating in what shall be hence forth referred to as Super Sunday. Our First and Second grade sides were on the back foot in their respective third days having conceded first innings deficits to their opponents.
First up on the Sunday were our ladies side, taking on Eastlake in the Glenda Hall final. Eastlake had first use of the batting surface, but our girls fielding and bowling restricted them to 9/67 from their 20 overs. Our ladies then set about the task of chasing it down with skipper Jamie Kneebone carrying her bat for 40 not out, and leading the side to a wonderful premiership. An amazing effort and turn around for the ladies!!
Next up Second grade were fighting back against an Eastlake side who had a 43 run lead on first innings. Our boys produced an amazing display of pressure cricket when Eastlake started trying to bat out the match, and all of a sudden the wheels fell off. Eastlake went from 4/63 to be all out for 82 with Alexander Floros taking 6 wickets for 17 runs from 18 overs, and great support at the other end from Adam Onus with 2 wickets and Daniel Hesse and Tyler Hays. Now chasing 125 for victory, Amit Sharma completely took the game away from Eastlake, smashing 85 from 58 balls. The boys passed the target 2 wickets down in 20 overs and the celebrations began!
Finally attention moved back to First Grade at Chisholm Oval. The first innings deficit here had been 36, and our boys second innings had been a steady and composed effort, even if the face of advice to the contrary. Kevin Chapman and Jugsy both scored 60s, and plenty of meaningful contributions meant the boys put on 307 to set a target of 271 for Creek to take outright honours with a little over 80 overs for our boys to try and bowl them out.
Again the application of pressure proved to be too much for the Creek batsman, and with contributions from all bowlers the wickets kept coming at regular intervals. Shane Devoy lead the efforts taking 5 for 39 from 28 overs - a massive skippers effort to ensure that the Douglas Cup was coming back to Chisholm. A great day for all involved, and a massive day for the club! Well done to all involved!!!