Hans­berry, Holder share hon­ours

Western Suburbs Weekly - - WorkPlace -

SUBIACO Floreat clinched its sixth Premier Cricket First Grade pre­mier­ship af­ter a thrilling two-wicket win over Joon­dalup at the WACA yes­ter­day .

Lions skip­per Chris Hans­berry proved the match-win­ner with a chance­less 74 not out, in an un­beaten 90-run ninth-wicket stand with An­drew Holder, as the duo closed out an im­prob­a­ble vic­tory for the third con­sec­u­tive match.

In pur­suit of Joon­dalup’s 284, Subiaco Floreat ap­peared beaten at 8-196 be­fore the pair’s heroic part­ner­ship.

Hans­berry and Holder shared Player of the Match hon­ours, af­ter also tak­ing three and six wick­ets re­spec­tively with the ball in re­strict­ing Joon­dalup on day one.

At 8-196, Holder and Hans­berry came to­gether; ap­pro­pri­ately, both were there at the end.

Hans­berry played a true cap­tain’s in­nings, putting away bound­aries while pa­tient in de­fence, as his Subiaco Floreat side pulled ever closer to 284.

Fit­tingly, Hans­berry ham­mered a bound­ary back­ward of point to seal a fa­mous vic­tory for the Lions, with Holder stoic with 13 not out.

Re­mark­ably, the pair com­bined for 218 runs through­out the fi­nals, earn­ing Subiaco Floreat the pre­mier­ship.

Subiaco Floreat won their sixth flag on Sun­day.

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