TYRENDARRA has won a thrilling and dramatic Portland and District Cricket Association A grade premiership after edging out South Portland in the final overs of the match at Cavalier Park yesterday.
The match went down to the final four overs of play, with teenage Tyrendarra all-rounder Josh Atwell living out the dream of thousands of cricketers before him by getting off the mark with a boundary to clinch the win in front of one of the larger crowds seen at a cricket match locally in recent years.
South won the toss and batted on what looked a good wicket for batting, with opening pair Paul Drew and Brian Marshall setting a solid platform for the Demons early.
The pair comfortably negotiated the opening 10 overs of the match before Tyrendarra opening bowler Darren Killmister struck in his eighth over to have the dangerous Marshall (26), South’s leading scorer for the season, out leg before wicket with the score on 32.
Killmister struck again shortly after to remove Scott Martin for nine and when Dean Wilson entered the attack to claim the wicket of Adam Thompson it had Tyrendarra right on the back foot at 3-65 after 36 overs.
While this was going on Drew had been patiently toiling away at the other end of the wicket, providing his side with the stability needed through the middle stages of the innings.
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