Talented teen takes out best and fairest
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.