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Brewery Shield Cricket — Bourke runners up in grand final

Bourke Brewery Shield team - Bryce Robinson, Brett Sheilds, Clay Simmonds, Michael Willoughby, Samuel Simmons, Troy Hayman Jnr, Adam McLean and Jarryd Samuelsson (standing) with Phillip Cross, Matt Sheridan, Hugo Ridge, Ben Nott (Captain) Bradley Cross and William Mitchell (kneeling). Photo TWH

The Bourke side travelled to Narromine on Saturday afternoon in preparation for their grand final matchup on Sunday morning with Narromine.

Narromine won the toss and took the “runs on the board in a grand final” approach, electing to bat first on what looked to be a decent batting pitch, but an extremely slow outfield. Anything above 150 runs would be a tough chase on Dundas Oval after 30mm of rain.

The Bourke bowling attack got off to a great start, with Mick Willoughby removing the dangerous Lachy Reid for just one run.

Former Bourke boy Adam Davis had a short stay at the crease, snicking one through to the keeper off the bowling of Troy Hayman Jnr for 0. With the score at 2/7 after 5 overs, the Bourke side could not have asked for a better start.

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