The victorious Murgon side after their Grand Final success on Saturday

March 28, 2022

At one point, storm clouds clouds threatened to cut short the South Burnett Cricket Grand Final on Saturday but sadly for the Wooroolin Vikings, Thor wasn’t on their side …

The rain held off long enough for Murgon to demolish the Vikings, downing them by six wickets on the Stables Field at Murgon Sportsground.

Murgon and Wooroolin had been the standout teams during the 2021-22 season – both only suffering one loss – but Murgon went into the grand final as red hot favourites after blowing the Vikings away just two weeks earlier in the Major Semi-Final.

Wooroolin won the toss and elected to bat.

Openers Paul Clegg and Andrew Winks started slowly, with the Murgon bowlers keeping them on the defensive, limiting scoring opportunities.

When Clegg was trapped LBW by Adrian Webster, Bradley Moore came to the crease and started to get the scoreboard ticking over, hitting 23 runs off the 41 balls he faced.

Winks was then out for just 10, to be replaced by Tavis Hartwig who batted on stolidly to become Wooroolin’s top scorer with 33.

As Hartwig batted on bravely, partners fell cheaply at the other end.

Wooroolin were eventually all out for 124 in the 37th over.

Nathan Roderick (4/20 off eight overs) and Renee Irvine (3/24 off 5.6) took the bulk of the wickets for Murgon.

Murgon overhauled the target in the 31st over for the loss of just four wickets, although the Vikings’ bowlers also managed to put a brake on the scoring.

Nathan Roderick (32) and Riley Sippel (19 not out) were Murgon’s top scorers.

Keegan Wright (2/25 off eight overs), Dane Bloomfield (1/9 off three) and Tavis Hartwig (1/12 off four) took the Murgon wickets.

A small ceremony was held after the game to present the Murgon team with their trophy, and for the Umpires’ season awards to be announced.

The Wooroolin Vikings were gallant in defeat … they were easily one of the two top teams in the South Burnett’s 2021-22 season
Murgon captain Ashley Louis was presented with the Grand Final trophy by Brett Burrows, representing the South Burnett Cricket Association

Umpire Stuart Lavaring presented the Umpires’ Award for Player of the Season to Harrison Sippel

The Umpires’ “Spirit Of The Game” Award was presented to Wooroolin Colts

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Match Photos

Renee Irvine’s experience was on display, taking three Vikings’ wickets
Vikings’ opening batter Andrew Winks was caught out soon after hitting the first boundary of the match
Tavis Hartwig put in a dogged effort for Vikings and was their top scorer
Vikings’ Keegan Wright sends a ball down … Wright took two Murgon wickets
Riley Sippel scored 19 valuable runs for Murgon and was not out at the end of play
Andrew Roderick kept the scorers busy late in the Murgon innings …
… before being bowled by Dane Bloomfield when Murgon had just 10 runs left to get
Adrian Webster had the honour of hitting the winning runs for Murgon

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One Response to "Murgon Storms Home To Victory"

  1. Congratulations Murgon, well done to the Vikings on their season. Great photos, all credit to the photographer.

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