Shamrocks claim cup, enter final

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CHCA. Irishtown has won the Tall Timbers Twenty20 Cup title.

The side met with Forest Stanley last Thursday in Smithton to contest the annual competition final.

Irishtown took the bat in the first innings allowing for a strong start. Joel Keep (21) partnered with Zaryn Monson (40), who was named Player of the Tournament, to put the side ahead early before Player of the Match Les Lambert (71 not out) followed at third in the order.

Following the dismissal of Monson, runs became hard to come by as Shaun Hammond, Paul Nicholls and Isaac Perry each recorded single digit scores.

As the last over approached, Irishtown reached a steep target of 4/157 before Forest Stanley attempted to make the runs but fell short on 9/100 in the second innings.

In the Circular Head Cricket Association Semi Final, Forest Stanley and Trowutta Combine met in bid to secure a place in the Grand Final alongside Irishtown.

Winning the toss, Trowutta Combine took the bat in the first innings as Leigh Grey (16) and Jake Grey (18) got the side off the ground.

Ben Revell (19) followed at third in the order before a period of single digit performances stunted the momentum.

Cameron Revell (10) entered late in the innings as the side approached a total of 103 run from 36 overs.

In the second innings, Forest Stanley were determined to surpass their target, reaching 8/107 in 32.1 overs while in the field Anthony Taylor (4/14) worked to stall the side.

Trowutta Combine bowlers Lachlan Blakemore (1/13), Scott Williams (1/16), Ben Revell (1/23) and Cameron Revell (1/26) assisted Taylor as did Jarrod Williams and Stuart Wells with two catches each.

The Circular Head Cricket Association Grand Final will be held this Saturday (March 3) at the Smithton Recreation Ground.

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