Sunday morning, the 8th February 2015 saw the finals of the Rock T20 competition. The day could not have been better, with 28 degrees forecast and Dan Cayliss groundsman at QE II park had done a fantastic job in preparing the grounds.
In a thrilling final round, The Lonestar Greytown Billy Goats defeated The Greytown 10 o’clock CC side which took them through to the final against the Turkey Red Greytown Old Boys. The Billy Goats won the toss and elected to bat. Wickets fell quickly and the Billy Goats had a rather shaky start. They found themselves at 28 for 4 off 5.2 overs. Captain, Andrew Spiers brought some stability to their innings and landed up batting 14.4 overs with the top score for the game of 54 not out.
At 75 for 5 after 14 overs the Billy Goats were more in control of the game. However, the young bowler, Mac Harper had different ideas and in his last over he dismissed 3 of the Billy Goats changing the game which was now at 83 for 8 off 15 overs. The Billy Goats landed up with 116 on the board after their 20 overs.
The Greytown Old Boys had a good start losing Kieran Te Whare who scored 9 runs, lbw in the 5th over, off the bowling of Marc Jurlina. In the 6th over Stephen fell victim being caught by Fenwick off the bowling of Chittock. However, the Greytown Old Boys were in control of the game with M Dennes reaching 39 and Greg Dennes-Wilson top scoring on 49 not out. The Greytown Old Boys reached the target of 117 in the 16th over.
Marc Jurlina was the pick of the Billy Goats bowlers, bowling 4 overs, with one maiden for 20 runs and 2 wickets.
At the end of the game presentations, were held in the Long Room and the umpires, Mark Elliott and Chris Cogdale, awarded the MVP award to Mac Harper.
Many thanks to these teams for the spirit in which they played the game and for staying afterwards to enjoy the Premier Grade final.