TAHARA has won the Hamilton District Cricket Association B grade grand final over St Andrew’s in an epic finish at Clem Young Oval and shaken the monkey off the back for two years of heartache.
The match was headed towards a nail biting finish at the start of the day, with St Andrew’s requiring 24 runs and Tahara two wickets for a first innings result, and after a tense 40 minutes of play, the final St Andrew’s wicket fell just four runs short.
Sent back in, Tahara was able to bat for 50 overs for the loss of just one wicket and the match was declared over, much to the relief of Tahara captain, Colin Myers, who finally was able to guide the Blue Caps home and claim the Jim Watson Cup.
“It’s fantastic,” Myers said after the game.
“We’ve been working all season for it, so to get there eventually is just fantastic.”
Tahara only lost two games for the entire season and after two straight grand final losses, the Blue Caps were on a mission to make sure that they finished the season in style.
“We were all saying third time lucky,” Myers said.
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