The Western District & University of Canberra (WDUC) Cricket Club have won the McDonald’s ACT Premier Cricket fourth grade grand final with a first innings victory over Queanbeyan on the weekend.
After winning the toss and electing to bowl, WDUC were able to get Queanbeyan all out for 118 in just 57 overs.
WDUC then went on to make 7-229 in 102 overs before Queanbeyan conceded defeat.
Edison Marshall set the tempo for WDUC, taking four wickets for only nine runs in eight overs.
Aaron Eardley and Simranjit Singh each took two wickets, while Matthew Broers and Ian Yorke collected one.
With bat in hand, Damian Whitelum was the danger man for WDUC. He went for a game high 53 runs and smashed 11 boundaries to help take him to that total.
Div Randev too played a crucial role in his side’s win, scoring 45 runs.
Eardley was also handy with the bat just as he was with the ball, finishing 35 not out.
This is the WDUC Cricket Club’s third piece of silverware this season after also winning a third grade T20 title and women’s one day premiership.
Unfortunately WDUC were unable to clinch their fifth consecutive club championship, falling a mere 32 points short to Queanbeyan.
With Canberra’s premier cricket season now over, WDUC will commence pre-season in mid-August.
By Aaron Palazzo