Crows defeat Agri Storage to win Moree T20 competition

CHAMPIONS: Camurra Crows proved too good in the A grade final, defeating Agri Storage. PHOTO: Deb Holland
CHAMPIONS: Camurra Crows proved too good in the A grade final, defeating Agri Storage. PHOTO: Deb Holland

Camurra Crows are once again champions after defeating Agri Storage in the Moree and District Cricket Association twenty20 A grade final.

It was revenge for the Crows a year after Agri Storage defeated them in the 2018 twenty20 competition.

Set 155 to win, Agri Storage struggled to string together partnerships as they fell 16 runs short.

Ben Legg set the tone for the Crows, top scoring with the bat (64 off 51) to lead his side to a score of 5/154 off their 20 overs.

Kyle O'Connor and Chris Holland were best with the ball for Agri Storage, taking two wickets apiece.

A number of Agri Storage batsmen got starts in their run chase, with five players reaching double figures, but no one could go on with it, with O'Connor's 30 the best performance as they were held to 8/138.

Michael Picone (3/29) and Dan Brown (2/30) did the damage with ball in hand for the Crows.

Moree and District Cricket Association president Glen Holland said Agri Storage having to deal with opposition teams forfeiting throughout the season may have hurt them in the end.

"Agri Storage were undefeated until the last game of the year, and then lost again in the final," he said.

"They were probably a bit unlucky."

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Rangs took out third spot after overcoming Colts in the B grade final.

Rangs were set a target of 172 for victory after some strong batting by Jack Montgomery (65 off 47).

Led by Lloyd Munro (71 off 63) and Darrel Smith (67 off 44), Rangs got the win in the last over, only losing one wicket along the way.

Rangs took out the B grade final over Colts. PHOTO: Deb Holland

Rangs took out the B grade final over Colts. PHOTO: Deb Holland

A brutal century from Vic Vikings opener Shaun Mills proved too much for Golfies to overcome in the C grade final.

Mills hit 119 off just 41 balls, including 16 fours and eight sixes as Vikings reached a mammoth score of 7/217 off their 20 overs.

Jordan Northey and Matt Lather took three and two wickets, respectively but it was a tough day for the bowlers.

Lather (61 off 35) and Matt O'Donnell (51 off 24) were strong with the bat in response but it wasn't enough as Golfies were held to 8/175.

In the D grade final, Pally Pub Bulls proved too good for Balcony Boys in a 59-run win.

Batting first, the Bulls set a big total of 5/192, led by Heath Riggs (79 off 33) and supported well by Ben Colley (36 off 24).

Balcony Boys could only reach 7/133 in response, with Tony O'Donnell (3/11) and Riggs (2/2) too strong with the ball.

Pally Pub Bulls were far too strong for Balcony Boys in the D grade final. PHOTO: Deb Holland

Pally Pub Bulls were far too strong for Balcony Boys in the D grade final. PHOTO: Deb Holland

Overall, Holland was thrilled with how the competition went.

"The T20 competition was very enjoyable, everybody sort of relaxed into it," he said.

"There were some good scores, good games.

"Big thank you to Deb Holland and Sophie Evans who make up the committee of three for all their efforts they put in."