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Two Waterholes avenge 2019 Grand Final loss

Brewarrina team photo: back row Wayne Williams, Tye Gordon, Clem Orcher, Craig McKellar, Jordan Smith, Dean Hambly with Hudson Higgins, Mathew Higgins, Corey Hardy, Jeffrey Hardy and Warick Clarke kneeling at front. Photo TWH

There were two matches over the weekend, with Two Waterholes hosting Fords Bridge at North Bourke Oval and Boomerangs hosting Brewarrina at Davidson Oval.

Two Waterholes faced off against Fords Bridge on Saturday in a grand final rematch with Two Waterholes seeking revenge after last year’s Grand Final defeat. Two Waterholes’ Skipper Mick Jackson won the toss and elected to bat first in front of a healthy crowd at a picture-perfect North Bourke Oval.

Waterholes opened the innings with Russell Tiffen and Aiden Orcher who got the side off to a steady start of 0/14 after 4 overs. Russell got opening bowler Jack Green away for an early maximum, but Jack persevered with some tight lines and had Russell bowled for 9 in the 5th over. This brought Adam McLean to the crease to build a solid partnership with Aiden and see off Fordsy’s opening bowlers. At 1/38 after 12 overs, Waterholes looked to accelerate which led to the wicket of Aiden, falling to Michael Marshman for 17.

Willie Orcher looked to steady the ship with Adam and the two put on another 30 runs with Willie (17) succumbing to some unpredictable leg spin from Guy McDonald. This had Two Waterholes at 3/68 after 21 overs and looking for the middle order to come in and lift the run rate. Sam Simmons entered the game and made up for his last start golden duck, hitting 32 runs in the space of 7 overs, in an innings that put the Fords Bridge bowlers under some serious pressure.

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