2017 Wimmera Mallee Cricket Association B Grade grand final: Donald take out the title

BOWLING: Thomas Letts, bowling, had an outstanding day one in the grand final but failed to manage a run on day two. Picture: ROB GUNSTONE
BOWLING: Thomas Letts, bowling, had an outstanding day one in the grand final but failed to manage a run on day two. Picture: ROB GUNSTONE

DONALD Cricket Club and Charlton played a tight two day grand final in the Wimmera Mallee Cricket Association over Saturday and Sunday. 

Donald won the tie and had been named the champions of B Grade winning on day two 9-113 to 92. 

After the final ball was bowled on day one Charlton had made 131 while Donald chased well and made 4-133. 

This set Donald up to strike hard in the first innings of day two and set up a large score for Charlton to chase. 

Donald opener Thomas Letts had a different outcome to his first day at bat going out for a duck to seem like the day was not going the way of Donald. 

It was an inconsistent start for the side with the next four batsmen making no more than seven runs. 

Donald’s most notable batsman came to the sixth in-line Jordan Murray. 

Murray made 23 before being bowled by Danny Ceeney. 

Brodrick Harrison and Caeleb Leith made 14 while Koby Westerland made 15. 

David Letts rounded out the innings with 10 not out. 

Donald then dominated in a great bowling and fielding display limiting two Charlton players to over 10 runs. 

The two in mention was opener Nathan Holmes-Brown and ninth in-line Shane Fitzpatrick who made 15 and 24 respectively. 

Two Charlton players were out for ducks.