Warringah Third Grade Premiers
Date of Event Sydney Shires Competition: Fri Apr 9, 2021 10:39AM
Warringah Third Grade Premiers 2020/21

Warringah were crowned the Sydney Shires Third Grade Premiers after defeating Lane Cove in the Grand Final at Tantallon Oval to claim the JB Hollander Cup.


Minor Premiers Lane Cove won the toss and elected to bat. Runs were hard to come by as the Warringah bowlers kept it tight. Lane Cove number three Kiran Dindayal was the best of the batsmen showing great concentration to score 31 off 162 deliveries. However Dindayal wasn't able to find much other support as his team was dismissed for 122. Warringah's Sebastien Bush (3/11 off 14 overs) and Blaney Powe (3/37 off 21 overs) were the chief destroyers with ball.


In reply, Warringah followed a similar story as they lost early wickets to be in deep trouble. Lane Cove's Raja Islam was the best of bowlers taking 4/49 and he was well supported by Cameron Bezer who took early wickets to finish with 3/27. However Warringah wicketkeeper Lachlan Johnson was able to score some vital lower order runs and he was able to guide his team into the lead with just one wicket in hand. Warringah was eventually dismissed for 127 which gave them a 5 run lead. Johnson finished with 37 not out with Bush and Powe the next best both scoring 21.


Now needing an outright victory Lane Cove went about scoring quick runs to set a target for their opposition. Opener Ryan Devine led the way scoring a quick fire 56 off just 31 deliveries. This allowed Lane Cove to be able to declare with the score at 4/85 off 12 overs.


Warringah were able to secure the premiership with their 2nd innings finishing at 3/66. Opener Lachlan Powe made sure this was never in doubt scoring an undefeated 40.


Warringah's Sebastien Bush was named player of the final for his first innings bowling figures of 3/11 and his crucial 21 with the bat also in the first innings.


Captain Regan McCracken was presented the JB Hollander Cup on behalf of his team with Warringah claiming their 6th Third Grade Premiership and their first since 2016/17.

Last updated: Friday April 9, 2021 10:59AM