St Arnaud win A Grade grand final

DONALD Cricket Club was dominated at bat by St Arnaud on day two of the grand final after a very slow and disjointed day one. 

Keelan Westerland bats.

Keelan Westerland bats.

St Arnaud are the winners of the Wimmera Mallee Cricket Association A Grade grand final.

St Arnaud was strong at bat and made 5-115 while Donald made just 48. 

The losing side couldn’t match the fielding and bowling efforts of St Arnaud which smashed the contest out of the park. 

The winning side opened the batting with the partnership of Harley Durwood and Carl Torney. 

Both players made nine a piece with Donald bowler Dion Hawkes bowling both out. 

Patrick Gregory took over from Durwood to create a short-lived partnership. 

A new and improved partnership stepped into Torney’s shoes at the crease in Bruce Hando. 

Gregory made the second most for the side with 25, putting St Arnaud into the lead against a dismal Donald outfit. 

Gregory was bowled by Jack Landwehr. 

Hando continued his onslaught on the depleted Donald making it through the captain Jacob Patching after a small contribution at bat for St Arnaud. 

Patching was bowled by Landwehr making three. 

Hando was the final batsman to be bowled out after making the team’s high score of 34. 

Brent Gilmour bowled him out on lbw. 

James Coloe and Daniel Needs was the final partnership of the day with both playing not out. 

Coloe made 14 while Needs made 11. 

Along with an atrocious day one Donald didn’t have much of a good day on the second day of the grand final taking just five wickets. 

Hawkes was the main contributor while bowling taking two wickets and holding four maidens. 

Landwehr was also a notable bowler for Donald taking two. 

Gilmour took one wicket for the day.