St. Ninian’s complete cup double

Victoria 100 all out (17.4 Overs) M Nadeem 24, E McBeth 3-13, F Rao 3-17, F McDonald 3-19
St. Ninian’s 104 for 0 (13.5 overs) ST Rafiq 52*, F Jawad  44*

Jim Hill reports from Albert Park, “St. Ninian’s beat Victoria by ten wickets last night in the Greenwood Trophy final. On winning the toss, Victoria had no hesitation in deciding to bat first. Initially they started out well, keeping the scoreboard ticking over however they couldn’t really break the shackles of some accurate spin bowling by St. Ninian’s. McDonald was the pick of the bowlers as Victoria were bowled out for 100 in the final over of their innings.

“When St. Ninian’s batted, it was the Jawad/Rafiq show, as they knocked the ball around confidently taking well judged runs and punishing any loose ball. Victoria will rue not taking the  chances offered, but in the end St. Ninian’s were well worthy of their win, passing the Victoria total with plenty of overs to spare.

“Thanks to Weirs for hosting and Danny McPhail-Smith and Ronnie Gilliland for umpiring.”