Angaston have cruised to the Barossa and Light Cricket Association one day premiership with a comfortable victory over Freeling by eight wickets.
Angaston won the toss and put Freeling on a good batting track and was rewarded when rarely used Benny Antonie tore the heart out of the Freeling batting, taking four early wickets to set Angaston on the path to victory.
Big Ben finished with 4/17 off his eight overs in a superb display of seam bowling.
Lean mean cranky machine Ben Parish led the Freeling recovery with a well compiled 76 but he was the only Waterhens batsmen to make a solid contribution to his side’s total of 191.
Brett Burgess although being a bit expenses took three wickets for Ango in a lion hearted display.
Burgess never give up attitude has continuously hauled Angaston off the floor when they may have been struggling, which is an admirable quality a person can have.
Greg Bain got Angaston away to a flier scoring a billiant 69 with seven fours and five towering sixes, and with Benny “and the Jets” Burgess (55 runs not out) and Scott “Hot man” Rathjen (47 not out) Angaston cruised to an eight-wicket victory.
Angaston is and has been the stand out team this season and it’s a credit to the cricket setup that Angaston have.
The Blues ability to blood their aspiring youngsters will hold the club in good stead for many years to come and this is a celebration they will really enjoy.
Player of the match had plenty of candidates, Benjium Parish, a stylish 75 for Freeling, Gregory Bain, a swash buckling 69, Benny “and the Jets” Burgess (55 not out) and Scotty “Too hottie” Rathjen (47 not out) but easily Big Ben Antonie (4/17) restricted Freeling to a gettable total.
Special thanks to Sandy Creek for putting on a grand display with their ground and its afternoon tea which both teams and officials really appreciated.
BLCA A1 one day grand final result
Angaston 2/192 (G. Bain 69, B. Burgess 55*, S. Rathjen 47*; I. McMillan 2/31) d Freeling 9/191 (B. Parish 76, J. Wright 27; B. Antonie 4/13, B. Burgess 3/53).