Easts bowler Brendon Palmer sends down a quick delivery against South at Ulmarra on Saturday.
Easts bowler Brendon Palmer sends down a quick delivery against South at Ulmarra on Saturday.

Easts Green too strong for Coutts

COUTTS Crossing’s reign as Third Grade grand final specialists is over.

Up against the side that has dominated the grade in recent times, Easts Green proved too strong in all departments in a one-sided match.

Batting first Coutts were dismissed for a paltry 67 after Easts spearhead Chris Paine ripped through the Coutts top-order.

Coutts were guilty of playing too many crossed-bat shots and paid the ultimate price.

With Paine wreaking havoc his evergreen opening bowling partner Bevan Blackadder kept things tight at the other end finishing with 0-13 off eight overs.

Boundaries were few and far between for the Coutts batsmen who struggled against a tight bowling attack.

Darren Fisher taunted the Coutts batsmen with a wonderful spell of inswing bowling and Ryan Spies took three late wickets to mop up the tail.

In a superb gesture, Coutts captain Alan Green, after getting a faint edge through to the keeper walked on his own accord at a critical stage in the match.

Easts lost three wickets in their run chase but the result never looked in doubt. Chris Chamberlain starred with the bat playing some textbook straight drives with power and precision.



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