“THERE was movement at Melville Oval, for the word had passed around, that the Cup from old Dundas had got away.” …with apologies to A.B. “Banjo” Paterson
The Dundas Cup, the symbol of supremacy in the Bendigo Bank HDCA A grade competition, is looking for a new home.
The Cup has resided at Mitchell Park in the care of the St Mary’s CC for the past three years and if not for the rain last weekend, it may have stayed right where it is, but over this weekend and the next, we will see Grampians and College battle for the right to bring it home to either Dunkeld or Shakespeare St.
This is the 90th anniversary of the first A grade competition in the HDCA and the winners back in 1923-24 were the Wanderers CC.
The Dundas Cup has been awarded since the 1939-40 season and College has claimed the Cup on 15 occasions while Grampians/Dunkeld has won it four times.
Both teams come into the match in form but from different paths out of the semi-finals last weekend.
The Grampians players were hampered by rain and light in their match with defending triple premiers, St Mary’s, while College thrashed Macarthur at Melville Oval, in between showers that threatened to wash out the game and hand a grand final place to the Demons who finished higher on the ladder.
Full story in The Spectator on Saturday, March 22, 2014, or subscribe to our epaper at top of page.