Wanderers run away with B-grade triumph

Cameron NewboldGreat Southern Herald
The winning Wanderers B-grade team.
Camera IconThe winning Wanderers B-grade team.

Wanderers crushed rivals Australs/Woodanilling to claim the Great Southern Cricket Association B-grade grand final at Quartermaine Oval last Saturday afternoon.

As a result of missing the top four, Wanderers and Australs/Woodanilling would fight it out for the B-grade trophy as Tambellup and Frankland River faced off to decide the A-grade premiership.

An outstanding century from James Barritt guided Wanderers to a comprehensive victory as they set Australs/Woodanilling 267 to win.

Barritt opened the batting for Wanderers and was the eighth and final wicket to fall, out for a superb 142 from 127 balls that included 21 boundaries and three sixes.

He was the sixth wicket to fall late in the innings and his side finished 6-268 from their 45 overs on the back of Barritt’s heroics.

Kyle Sinclair (28), Tyron Pinney (26) and Craig Clinch (27) all made handy contributions for Wanderers with the bat. Zane Watkins (2-51) removed Barritt and David Potter (2-28) was the other multiple wicket taker for Australs/Woodanilling.

Elijah, Ben and Toby Quartermaine were part of the winning B-grade team.
Camera IconElijah, Ben and Toby Quartermaine were part of the winning B-grade team.

In reply Australs/Woodanilling were always on the back foot after the loss of five quick wickets. James Douglas made 22 at the top for Australs/Woodanilling but his dismissal sparked a collapse as his side quickly fell to 5-35 in the run chase as Ben Quartermaine and Barritt ripped through the top order.

Nathaniel Wedderburn did his best to steady things for Australs/Woodanilling with 23 from 49 balls but the wickets continue to fall as Tyron Pinney chipped in with three wickets to guide Wanderers to a 176-run victory. Australs/Woodanilling were bowled out for 92 in reply as Tyron Pinney snared 3-26 and was well supported by Ben Quartermaine (2-12) and Barritt (2-6).

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