Above: NDCA second grade champions: RSL – back, Matt Gilmore, Daniel Hughes, Rod Tomlinson, Will Ford, Pat Wheeler, Beau Tomlinson, Craig O’Connor, front, Scott Duncan, Matt Dunn, captain Jason Trindall, player-of-the-match Cooper Brayshaw, and Neil Brayshaw.
RSL Cricket Club’s second XI capped off a successful year by claiming the Narrabri District Cricket Association’s second grade premiership on Saturday afternoon.
The 2018-19 NDCA club champions’ second grade side finished first on the ladder on 90 points, 15 ahead of grand final opponents and second-placed Western Imperial Razorbacks.
In the decider played at Hogan Oval RSL batted first after skipper Jason Trindall won the toss.
The side made 7-266 in its 40 overs before knocking over the Razorbacks for just 52 in the 23rd over to win by 214 runs.
Two veterans and a young gun stood up on the day for RSL.
19-year-old Cooper Brayshaw was awarded player-of-the-match after scoring 85 runs for his side.
Skipper Trindall then starred with the ball, producing a phenomenal spell to finish with 5-1 from eight overs.
Trindall also performed with the bat, chipping in late with a quickfire 29.
Opening batsman Craig O’Connor also played a key role in the win.
He scored a classy half century, finishing with 52 runs.
He combined for a 106-run partnership with Brayshaw.
Brayshaw entered the middle at number three in the first over after RSL’s Matt Gilmore was bowled by Razorbacks opening bowler Toby Nancarrow for a golden duck.