There were jubilant scenes at Coker Park on Sunday 21st Feb as the catch was taken by Guri Singh to dismiss the final Kenwick batsman for a total of 66 all out.
Earlier in the day the Tigers won the toss and chose to bat on a warm sunny Sunday afternoon. There was great support for both teams as Cannington commenced their innings. We lost 3 wickets in the search for quick runs including Captain Vijay, we were shaky at 3/29. After 6 overs we were 3/40 and then lost Guri to be 4/43 in the 7th over. Haroon was joined by Sunil Dogra and they launched a vicious attack on the Kenwick bowlers belting 49 runs including 5 sixes and 3 fours. But the loss of Sunil at 5/92 we quickly lost 3 wickets to be 7/94. the last 3 wickets added 27 runs and we were all out for 121 with 7 balls left. Haroon top scored with 39 from 25 balls with 3 fours and 3 sixes, Sunil made 25 from 10 ball with 1 four and 3 sixes.
It was going to take a huge effort from our bowlers to win this Grand Final and we got off to the best start with Guri Singh taking a wicket with his second ball, 1/0, Sunil Dogra followed up with a wicket in his first over 2/4, then Guri another in his second over 3/9 and Sunil in his second over 4/9. It was the best ever start we could hope for as Kenwick tried hard to fight back. Raj Singh and Vijay Kumar came on to take 3 more quick wickets having them reeling at 7/48. Saeed Ahmad finishing them off with the last 3 wickets to dismiss them in 16 overs for 66. Guri Singh 2/9 from 3 overs, Sunil Dogra 2/13 from 4 overs, Vijay Kumar 1/20 from 3 overs, Raj Singh 2/6 from 2 overs and Saeed Ahmad 3/3 from 2 overs, completed the demolition of the Kenwick batsmen.
The crowd cheered on the winning Tigers as Haroon was named man of the match with his 39 from 25 balls and 3 catches. After all the players were given their winning medals, it was time for Captain Vijay to collect the premiership banner, along with the injured Shamez they held it aloft to the cheering crowd celebrating another Tiger premiership.