Congratulations to Easts on a great year and a great game. We have come up against them 2 years in a row in the Grand Final with the spoils shared. they are a club on the rise.
With Saturday completely washed out due to heavy rain, Sunday was going to be an interesting day as Easts needed to force a result in order to claim victory due to the Waratahs higher ranked position.
The decision paid immediate dividends with opening bowler Nick McCallum-Toomey getting through the defences of the Easts opener with the score on 5, and then another with the score on 16 after a smart catch to Adam Gummer.
The pitch still had a bit of life in it so the task was always going to be hard. When Jarrod Rawlings snicked off first ball, the task got even harder. Infract, at 4 for 21, the target seemed a very long way away. However Jordan Daly showed maturity beyond his years with a fighting 43 off 88 balls. He was well supported by 14 year old keep Aiden Bariol whose unbeaten 23 from 57 deliveries guided the Waratahs home. He was well supported by Luke Grant whose 8* off 39 balls was just as important.
Nick McCallum-Toomey deservedly took home the player of the match for his outstanding effort with the ball, but it really was a team effort as was the case all year for 3rd Grade.
Nick McCallum-Toomey send one down
Nick again with hair flying everywhere
Luke Grant solid as a rock with the bat
Warren Evans accepts the premiership cup