Tense fight decides T20 triumph
The Publicans take on Ropehill in the grand final of the R&F Steel competition
CRICKET: The Ropehill T20 team concluded their sixth premiership with a crushing conquest on the pitch.
The R&F Steel Buildings T20 grand final showdown between The Publicans and Ropehill took place at Upper Tent Hill on last weekend.
Each team was eager to prove their worth, as both had fallen short of the title at last year’s event.
Having already bested the Publican side in the very first matchup of this season, the Ropehill team were already feeling confident as they set out to bat, and rightfully so.
“There was a wicket in the first five overs,” Ropehill player Rohan Janke said.
“Ropehill got off to a great start, much in regard to Chris Natalier who ended up scoring 126.”
By the end of their twenty overs, Ropehill had already accumulated a commanding score of 250.
“When the Publicans went out to bat, we got some quick wickets,” Rohan said.
He and his brother, team captain Jarryd Janke, both scored two wickets each.
This has been one of our best years. It’s probably the best.
— Rohan Janke
Thanks to the efforts of the Ropehill bowlers, The Publicans only managed a score of 195 during their twenty overs, ensuring victory for the ecstatic Ropehil side.
Ropehill have played together since the local T20 competition started in 2009, with this being their sixth premiership.
“This has been one of our best years,” Rohan said, “It’s probably the best.”
He said he was grateful to the event’s sponsors, R&F Steel, and Betta Electrical from Gatton.
He also expressed his gratitude for the huge turnout from members of the community.
“It was great to see 100-plus spectators there, families of all ages cheering on both sides,” he said.
VICTORS: The Ropehill team, winners of the 2019 R&F Steel buildings T20 cricket competition.