South defeat gallant Easts
FOLLOWING in his father’s foot steps, Jake Frame’s ability as a genuine allrounder was on show at Ulmarra on the weekend as South defeated a gallant Easts side in the grand final.
Jake, son of John Frame, a former NSW country allrounder, stamped his authority on the game with both bat and ball.
Batting first on a flat Ulmarra wicket South amassed 205 with Jake Frame (49) and John Frame (48) landing a father-son double team on their opponents.
Brendan Palmer, who was a late inclusion into the Easts’ side, snared five wickets with his off-spin.
At stumps on day one Easts were in a winning position at 3-80 but a late middle-order collapse on Sunday proved to be their downfall.
Easts were eventually dismissed for 178 with Ben Loveday top-scoring with 36.
Jake Frame backed up his batting performance taking 4-62 and was well supported by Mitch Henwood who took 2-19.
Together the duo effectively ended the contest and handed their side the points.
Batting a second time South finished the day at 3-115 with Brendan Cleaver claiming the batting honours with a splendid knock of 55 not out.
Easts captain Bret Loveday although disappointed with the loss, was full of praise for his young side in their spirit and commitment.
“Our young guys did a great job, we lacked a bit of experience on the day,” Loveday said.
“We were in a strong position but when Brendan Cotten was run out the game suddenly changed...it was a crucial moment in the game.”