Sharks win GCL final
Sale-Maffra defeated Traralgon in the senior decider.
The Sharks posted 191 before bowling Traralgon out for 139 in 30 overs.
Jack Rietschel led the charge for the Sharks, scoring 73 before picking up three wickets with the ball.
Alex Mellor (39) and Stuart Anderson (34)helped boost the Sale-Maffra total, while Isaac Love also picked up three wickets.
Several Traralgon batsmen got starts but couldn’t go on with it. Tim Garner picked up three wickets to be their best with the ball.
Mellor took out the Alan Rankin memorial medal for senior best and fairest.
WDCA’s Fraser Duncan was selected as captain in the All Gippsland XI, with James Williams also selected in the team.
A full report highlighting both the under 18 and under 16 teams will feature in next week’s Gazette.
All Gippsland XI: Fraser Duncan (captain), James Williams (Warragul), Perry Hill (Bairnsdale), Rory Hare (Central Gippsland), Ross Whelpdale, Mark Rawson, Jordan Gilmore (Traralgon), Josh Davis, Jack Tatterson, Dylan Bolton, Alex Mellor (Sale-Maffra), James Sheerin, Daniel Mock (Leongatha).
Above: Neerim District’s Ashley Lockett took three wickets with the ball, but his teammates couldn’t stem the flow of runs as the Corws piled on 9/277 in division one.
Lockett is already back in the pavilion with the Stags facing a big chase.