Friday, March 27, 2015

Two Molesworth teams in cricket grand finals

MOLESWORTH has been tipped to win the Second Grade and Fifth Grade grand finals of the Southern Cricket Association tomorrow. Derwent Valley Gazette columnist Quick Single predicts Molesworth I and Molesworth II will bring home the double for their club.

"In Second Grade, Molesworth I will defeat Montagu Bay by one run/wicket off the last over of the match in an absolute thriller at Boyer Oval. These two have played twice this season with Molesworth winning both. The last encounter was the Qualifying Final," he says.

"Brad Coppleman has made scores of 66 and 44 against the Sharks this season and I'm saying he will top-score with 70 runs in yet another fine display of batting and also be named man if the match. Josh Ransley will make 40 runs. I'm tipping Dean King to bring out his white line fever and ruffle a few feathers and give his home town crowd plenty to sprout about taking 4-23 off 10. Captain Jamie Adams and opener Brad Coppleman to also take wickets."

In Fifth Grade, Molesworth I is tipped to get revenge over the Knights and win by three wickets. "Brad Ransley is batting well at the right time and will make 50 runs, while the up and about Sam Triffitt will have another big match and make 45 runs. Aaron Triffitt will take three wickets, as will Brad Ransley and also be named man of the match."

The last time both Molesworth teams played in a grand final in the same season was back in the Derwent Valley Cricket Association in 1995/96 with Molesworth II getting up but Molesworth I was defeated. The last time both teams won the grand final in the same season was 1993/94 which was Molesworth I's first A-Grade premiership in the DVCA.

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