GRAMPIANS have made amends for last year’s disappointment by winning the Sungold T20 Cup at Warrnambool, earning the club $15,000 in the process.
It was sweet revenge for the Pumas who lost in last year’s grand final and the prize earned will go towards the continuing upgrading of the club’s facilities at Dunkeld.
After scraping home in the quarter final against Tatyoon with two balls to spare, Grampians played Noorat in the semi-final in the early afternoon on Monday and after winning the toss, batted first.
Stephen Field and Ty Gilmore opened the batting and the wily veteran Field got Grampians away to a sensational start by smashing 14 runs from the first over.
By the six over mark, the Pumas had thundered along to 62, with Field on fire with 50 from just 24 balls, and the opening pair eventually managed to score 117 before Gilmore was dismissed for 45 from 35 balls.
Field continued to dominate the play and with some quick runs from Kane Uebergang (12 from eight balls) and Heinrich Joyce, who thumped 26 from 16 deliveries, Grampians set a mammoth score of 4-180, with the brilliant Field scoring 85 not out from 56 balls faced.
Full story in The Spectator on Thursday, January 30, 2014.