South powers to victory
SOUTH Services powered to an eight wicket win over Tucabia-Copmanhurst in the Westlawn Finance All River Colts final at JJ Lawrence Oval over the weekend.
The South team, with three Premier League players ? Ryan Lynch, Matt Hartmann and Brad Robert- son ? had too much class for their rivals.
After winning the toss Tucabia elected to bat on Friday afternoon. Tight bowling from South ? only eight runs off the first six overs ? kept the pressure on Tucabia openers Tim Bultitude and Tom Cootes.
Bultitude (11), was the first to fall, caught Hartmann off Lynch's bowling. Cootes made a patient 22 before being clean bowled by Danny McLennan.
The remainder of Tucabia's batsman got starts but failed to go on with the job. Jarred Lynch was the chief destroyer, his leg spinners netting 3-18.
He took three wickets in four balls and for the fourth occasion this season was on a hat trick.
At 9-107, Tucabia looked in trouble but a last wicket stand of 25 between Steven Lutton (25no) and Luke Worthing (11) pushed the score to 132.
South's innings started disastrously when opener Robbie Black was bowled by Lutton for a duck.
Seb Dalton was next to go after an aggressive 24. Ryan Lynch (40no) and Robertson (49no) both batted superbly, with a 90-run partnership to safely steer South past Tucabia's total. It was South's first win in the keenly contested competition.