Perfect Eastern Eyre snare Quality Wool Cup
UNBEATEN Eastern Eyre have triumphed in the 2018
With a perfect record of four wins from four matches (eight points), Eastern pipped Tumby Bay Dolphins (six points) and last year's winners Great Flinders (six points) for the silverware in a tight finish.
Eight under‑14 teams from across the Eyre Peninsula took part in this year's competition, with matches played on Thursday and Friday at Centenary Oval, Poole Oval and the Ravendale Complex in warm conditions and in front of healthy crowds.
With four unbeaten teams after the first day's action (Eastern Eyre, Far West, Tumby Bay and Great Flinders), the Cup reached a grandstand finish on the final afternoon when Eastern Eyre and Great Flinders went head‑to‑head at Poole Oval to decide the trophy.
In a thrilling contest, Eastern Eyre (4/109) narrowly shaded Great Flinders (7/100) by nine runs to take the spoils.
The evenness of this year's
There were also a number outstanding individual performances, with the leading batsman, bowler and fielder each being awarded a commemorative bat signed by SA Redbacks Captain and Australian representative Travis Head.
Tumby Bay's Brodie Higgins piled on 108 runs in his four innings to take the batting trophy, while Cameron Izzo from the Lincoln Great Whites was the leading bowler snaring six wickets at an average of seven apiece.
History also repeated itself with Kimba's Jack Lienert making it back‑to‑back fielding trophies, having won the same award in 2017.
Quality's National Wool Manager Glen Forbes lauded the success of this year's tournament, calling it "one of the best ever".
"It was great to see all the people around town in their
EP Junior Cricket President Tom Kenny and SACA Country Cricket Officer Seb Goldsmith echoed his sentiment, applauding the talent on display and saying the
Fixtures, results and statistics from the 2018
Media information: Tom Kenny, President, EP Junior Cricket Association, on 0428 292 350.