COLLEGE claimed its third Bendigo Bank HDCA A grade One-Day Final on Sunday with victory against a valiant Macarthur at Melville Oval on the back of a wonderful fourth wicket partnership between Hamish Bailey and Charlie Zwar.
After the preliminary rounds, both teams entered the match having lost only one match apiece so the match was always going to be a close encounter.
The teams knew that the oppressive heat of the day was going to be a factor and with both teams having to field all day on Saturday, fitness and the various powers of recovery were going to play a large part in the outcome.
College skipper Hamish Bailey lost the toss and had to break the bad news to his team that they would be fielding first as Michael Brilley watched as the coin fell his way and he had no hesitation in batting first.
Brilley opened the batting along with Brady Purcell and the College bowlers did not have to wait long for success as Purcell failed to bother the scorers.
Lachie Watt managed to gain the edge of his bat as the ball passed through to Angus Brown behind the stumps and the Demons were 1-0.
Full story in The Spectator on Tuesday, February 4, 2014.