Tal­ented teen takes out best and fairest

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Win­ning the toss Ber­ri­gan elected to bat on a flat wicket.

Ber­ri­gan’s open­ers An­drew Parr and Si­mon Packer got the Saints off to a rea­son­able start be­fore Parr was caught for 12 in the 7th over off the bowl­ing of Will Power (2/20) with the score at 23.

Con­nor Thorn­ton joined Packer (7) who was next out caught in slips off Power’s bowl­ing and the Saints were 2-36.

Lachie Pyle was next in and, af­ter Thorn­ton was dropped, the pair started to get the run rate up with Thorn­ton pounc­ing on any­thing full or wide.

The two put on 55 runs be­fore Pyle was caught in the deep for 11 off the bowl­ing of Will Lav­ery (1/39) and the score was 91.

Thorn­ton moved past his 50 and con­tin­ued his quick scor­ing be­fore Ri­ley Ren­nick was dis­missed without scor­ing, bowled by Cameron Nye (1/39) and the score was 4/106.

Brad Loats was next in and to­gether with Thorn­ton frus­trated the Ba­rooga bowlers.

Thorn­ton con­tin­ued to score with ease, how­ever on 96, An­ton Noble (2/8) got the break­through bowl­ing Thorn­ton with a yorker and the score was 5/156.

Thorn­ton hit 14 fours and two sixes in his in­nings.

Graeme Parr joined Loats in the mid­dle but two runs later Loats de­parted for 14.

An­drew Hawkins was next in but Noble had him LBW for a duck and the Saints were 7/162.

Ro­han O’Neil was next in and the pair got Ber­ri­gan to 176 af­ter their 40 overs with Parr finishing 15 not out.

With Ba­rooga need­ing 177 to win, the Saints started strongly opened the bowl­ing with Thorn­ton and Ren­nick.

Thorn­ton (1/48) quickly claimed Jaime Stanyer for 3, caught at se­cond slip by Packer and the score was 1/6.

Aaron Dale joined Nye in the mid­dle and the two be­gan to build a strong part­ner­ship, scor­ing quickly.

Ber­ri­gan’s bowlers bat­tled for the next wicket be­fore An­drew Parr (3/29) had Nye caught at mid-wicket by Graeme Parr for 35. Ba­rooga were 2/100.

Ri­ley Gow joined Dale in the mid­dle and the runs con­tin­ued to flow for the Hawks, be­fore Parr had him caught at mid-on by Pyle and the score was 3/137.

Ben Lu­cas was next in, get­ting to 4 be­fore Damian Tay­lor (1/44) had him caught at mid-wicket by Loats, with the score on 4/145.

Cooper Trem­bath was next in and didn’t

Young mid­court dy­namo Eloise Ash­leyCooper capped off a won­der­ful season by win­ning Fin­ley’s A grade best and fairest at the club’s pre­sen­ta­tion night on Fri­day.

Still el­i­gi­ble for U-17s, Ash­ley-Cooper had a won­der­ful season polling 19 votes to win from Re­nee Ste­ward on 17.

Last year’s win­ner and Mur­ray Net­ball League Team of the Year goal at­tack Chelsea Macdon­ald was third on 16.

The newly crowned Cats best and fairest was also part of the MNL Team of the Year, named as wing at­tack.

The other Fin­ley A grade award went to Jas­mine Lewis who was named ‘ most im­proved’.

In B grade it was de­fender Ally Rourke (28 votes) win­ning with fel­low de­fender Emma Hurl­ston (19) the run­ner-up.

There were joint win­ners for the most de­ter­mined tro­phy in B grade — shoot­ers Re­nata Mor­ris and Tayla Boyd shar­ing the hon­ours.

Club stal­wart Paula Gowans won the C grade best and fairest with ease finishing on 33 votes, with de­fender Shan­non Peasley the run­ner-up on 14.

The most im­proved award went to mid­courter Abbey Breust.

Club stal­wart and MNL C Re­serve best and fairest Peta Gowans made it a dou­ble by tak­ing out the club best and fairest with a mas­sive 44 votes.

It was shooter Karen Donkin who fin­ished run­ner-up on 20 votes while most im­proved went to mid­courter Vanessa Geeves.

trou­ble the bowlers, bowled by Parr for a duck and Ba­rooga were 5/145. Power was next in and with Dale they passed the Ber­ri­gan score be­fore Ren­nick (1/36) had Dale caught be­hind by Packer for 94 with the score at 6/184. Lav­ery (4 n.o) joined Power...

Peta Gowans (left) who ac­cepted the C grade tro­phy on be­half of her sis­ter Paula with C grade run­ner-up Shan­non Peasley.

Rory Knight, Zan­der Nash and Alex A’Vard with a 37cm cat­fish.

Zara Wil­liams and her sis­ter Stella caught a 43cm cat­fish.

C Re­serve win­ner Peta Gowans (left) with run­ner-up Karen Donkin.

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