ONE of the best bowling performances in the history of Holbrook District Cricket Association was achieved by Henty left arm swing bowler Chris Manns.
Playing against old rivals Culcairn at Henty, Manns was almost unplayable as he cut a swathe through the Lions batting to claim 9/18.
His outstanding figures are the fifth best in the history of the HDCA since WWII, but not the best in a HDCA final.
Holbrook fast bowler Geoff Costello holds the record taking 10/28 back in 1989/90 season against MCU at Holbrook in a preliminary final.
Manns became the first Henty bowler to take nine wickets since Peter Paech took 9/30 against Yerong Creek in 1969/70.
So comprehensive was the performance by Manns and Henty, the game was all over before stumps on Saturday.
Culcairn only made 57 with Vince Chaffey playing a loan hand with 31.
Culcairn badly missed injured all rounder Jamie Cooper.
Henty in reply finished day one on 2/108 with veteran opener Mark White making 48, and with a 51 run lead both captains agreed to not play on Sunday.
IN THE other semi final, history was made when Osborne qualified for its first Division One two day final.
Playing at home they coasted to a seven wicket win over TRYC and set up its grand final clash at home against Henty.
TRYC won the toss and batted against some tight bowling and made a good start to be 1/56 after 31 overs, before Ed Perryman turned the game.
The young leg spinner took three wickets and along with veteran medium pacer Mick Glanville they applied the screws to the Two Blues.
Five TRYC batters made double figures but only Ben Willis (26) made above 20, as they giot bowled out for 119 in the 63rd oval. Osborne was 0/1 at stumps.
Day two started with a concerted fightback by TRYC when they reduced Osborne to 3/39 by the 20th over to give itself a glimmer of hope.
However, just as he did in the Kennedy Shield final for the association, skipper Darren Howard steadied the ship along with Lachie Lane. The pair put on 81 runs in the next 22 overs to secure a victory.
Howard finished unbeaten on 41, while Lane compiled 35, Todd Hannam toiled manfully for TRYC and took 2/31.