IN 2nd Grade, I’m tipping Molesworth I to cause the upset of the season defeating the more fancied Rokeby by 45 runs or five wickets in tomorrow’s grand final. Molesworth will be looking to make amends from last season’s grand final loss against Sorell. They have one player missing from that side and I’m sure the Molesy boys will do everything possible to win the premiership for their former star!
Brad Coppleman will make a most welcome return to form, making 80-plus in a man of the match performance while Dean “Bravo” King will clean up the Rokeby top order taking three vital wickets. If Brad Ransley, Daniel Coppleman, Cody Neads and Tyson Gray are picked I’m sure all four of these youngsters will play a good hand in the win.
In 4th Grade I’m also tipping an upset with Bushy Park making amends for their nine-wicket loss against the Beltas two weeks ago to win the big one by just eight runs or one wicket. Bushy are still annoyed by their performance in last season’s grand final against Sandford and will not be going down that path this time around.
The Madden brothers, Peter and Damien, will both make great scores above 40 while Troy “Wizard” Smith and Nick Fenton won’t be far off. Mitch Crosswell will be man of the match with a big bowling performance of five wickets!
It’s been a big season for the Derwent Valley teams in the SCA and I’m sure all will be behind both teams to bring the cups back to the valley.
All the SCA grand final matches are on tomorrow (Saturday, March 23) and will start at 10.30am
FIRST GRADE: Wellington v St Anne’s at Eady Street.
SECOND GRADE: Rokeby v Molesworth I at Richmond.
THIRD GRADE: Wellington v Campania at Cadbury’s No. 1.
FOURTH GRADE: MacKillop Beltas v Bushy Park at Cambridge.
FIFTH GRADE: Wellington v Richmond/Cambridge at Sorell No. 1.