The Come Alive Fitness Crusaders have finished as minor premiers in the Delta Agribusiness Competition.
The minor flag was up grabs in Saturday's final round at Cranfield Oval, with the Crusaders needing to defeat the Coyotes to seal the deal.
The Coyotes, batting first, were routed for 98. The Crusaders replied with 6/101.
The Coyotes looked mediocre at 7/60, before Jason Hall and Scott Druett gave them some respectability.
The pair added 37 for the eighth wicket, with Hall making 22 and Druett 26. Bowling honours were evenly shared by the Crusaders. Dilan Senevviratne returned his best figures of the season with 3/14, Nathan Corby had 2/7, while Dean Bradley finished as the season's leading wicket taker. He captured 2/14 and finished with 23 wickets for the year.
Set 99 runs for victory, the Crusaders were made to work for their win. James Smith made 24, Matt Berkrey 25 and Nathan Corby 28 not out. The Crusaders secured victory in the 35th over.
In the other match, the Central Hotel forfeited to Mimosa. While the Crusaders have advanced to the final, Young Services Blues will host Mimosa in the preliminary final.
Final ladder: Come Alive Fitness Crusaders 88, Young Services Blues 86, Mimosa 82, Australian Hotel Coyotes 76, Central Hotel Rams 53.
In the BFB/Blooms Chemist competition, Stockinbingal scored an exciting win over the Criterion Hotel Gunners.
The match at the Stockinbingal Recreation ground saw the Gunners make a healthy total of 7/187. Stockinbingal replied with just three balls to spare, finishing with 7/191. The win helped Stockinbingal finish third on the ladder.
In the other match, the Bowling Club Tigers scored a rare win, defeating Cootamundra Ex-Services by seven runs. The Tigers scored 198; the Magpies were bowled out for 191.
Final ladder: Shamrock Hotel Leprechauns 96, Burrangong 91, Stockinbingal 91, Temora Ex-Services Renegades 84, Cootamundra Ex-Services Club Magpies 69, Temora Bowling Tigers 59, Young Services Saints 49.
In one of the lowest Stribley Shield final scores, Goulburn has defeated Cootamundra by nine runs.
Playing at Seiffert Oval last Sunday, the home side was bowled out for 100. Cootamundra replied with 91. Bowlers dominated as 191 runs were scored from 84 overs at an average rate of 2.27.
Goulburn crashed to be 3/18 in the ninth over, then Daniel Cooper and Raheem Abdul added what was a match-winning partnership of 51. Cooper made 26 while Abdul top scored with a fine knock of 33. Gene Kessell returned his best bowling figures for Coota, capturing 4/23 from 10 overs.
The Cronin brothers Mick and Aaron saw Cootamundra safely through to lunch at 0/12 from 12 overs. After lunch, they advanced their partnership to 39. Then there was a clutter of wickets - Aaron Cronin made 19, Mick 17, then in quick succession Jack Caldwell for 1, Nick Holt was run out and Matt Berkrey for 2. Cootamundra lost five wickets for nine runs. From 0/39, Coota crashed to 5/48.
Then came a rescue mission from captain Nathan Corby and Gene Kessell.
They added 29 runs for the sixth wicket, taking the score to 77. Corby was bowled on the ball of the match from Abdul. Coota folded quickly, losing their last four wickets for nine runs to be bowled out in the 46th over.
The Arthur Stacey Medal for man of the match went to Goulburn 15-year-old all-rounder Raheem Abdul.
Raheem, who opened the batting and top scored with 33, then opened the bowling. He also wrapped up the Coota innings and finished with 9.4 overs, five maidens and 3/13.
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