HOLBROOK have inflicted more heartache on their near neighbours and rivals Brocklesby, winning a thrilling encounter at Holbrook by just one run on Sunday.
The homeside made it three Des Kennedy Shield titles in a row and an impressive six of the last eight titles in a low-scoring match.
A brilliant diving one-handed catch by Luke Richardson ended the match with the visitors ever so close to a rare win of late over Holbrook.
Richardson dived full stretch to his right to not only clinch the win but save what would have been a boundary that would have given Brocklesby victory.
A brilliant diving one-handed catch ... ended the match.
Holbrook, after winning the toss and batting, compiled a slow and steady 8/118 off its 50 overs on an extremely slow outfield.
They had six players make double figures but no one got in with Ryan Kirkwood (21), Darren Howard (18) and Corey McCarthy (17) leading the way.
Darcy I’Anson bowled superbly to take 2/8 off 10 overs. Tom Simmons 3/24 off nine and Michael Champion 1/19 off nine also starred for Brocklesby.
I’Anson backed up his great bowling with a game high score of 38 and rescued the visitors from a precarious 4/29.
The homeside’s bowling was superb under pressure with Hamish Mackinlay taking 4/17 and young leg spinner Ed Perryman outstanding taking 3/21.
Chris Manns 1/21 off 10 overs and Kirkwood 1/27 off his 10 gave great support and helped build pressure in the run chase.
Holbrook will now look ahead to its O’Farrell Cup challenge on February 25 against either holders Leeton or this week’s challenger, Wagga.
- TRYC v Osborne
- Culcairn v Holbrook
- Henty bye
- Osborne 135
- Henty 127
- TRYC 127
- Holbrook 118
- Culcairn 107