While the Division 1 one-day final on Sunday went down to the wire, it was a bit more one-sided in the lower grades.
Northsiders had few troubles claiming the Division 3 one-day title at the Ivor Marsden 3.
Having compiled 215, the Tigers bowled out Swifts for 48 with club president Troy Noe claiming 6-22.
Noe took wickets in each of his first four overs, bowling what he modestly described as “left-arm pies”.
“There was a little bit of swing,” Noe said. “But if you bowl full enough in third grade, often enough you get people out.”
Noe knows it only too well, having claimed season-best figures of 7-2 a fortnight earlier against Brothers.
Even that was not a career best, however, with Noe once taking 9-30.
Noe’s job was made easier by his team’s strong display with the bat.
After losing an early wicket, Dean Claydon (40) and Geoff Freiberg (51) put on 83 together to take them to 2-94 in the 17th over.
A mini-collapse had them 6-151 before Ed Denyer (37) and Matthew Brown (23) took them past 200.
The Tigers turn their attention to the two-day competition where they narrowly trail Taipans Orange in the race to the minor premiership.
Last year Northsiders missed out on finals but Noe believes they are a more united unit this time and it is showing on the field.
“It’s been tight all year,” Noe said.
“There’s four teams that could play in finals (Thunder and Central Districts being the others).
“We’ve been a little bit more consistent this year.
“Everyone is enjoying playing cricket together.”
In the Division 2 one-day final on Sunday, Central Districts beat Brothers.
Article by the Queensland Times 11/02/14