Victory was sweet for the Bangalow Third Eleven in the season final at Williams Reserve, Lennox Head, on Saturday.
Defending champions The Lennox Buccaneers won the toss and came out swinging as the vapour of one hundred summers rose to the heavens.
Early wickets fell and continued to fall as poor Lennox footwork and some bamboozling seam bowling took their toll.
Bangalow had brought their A-game and a little of their home ground’s ‘bone dust’ as a talisman. With the help of the ‘black panther’ in the deep, Lennox were dismissed for 84 runs in just 18 overs.
The Bangalow run chase was in tatters early as the Lennox pace attack plucked two first-over scalps.
Experienced heads, Captain Sunil Singh and Big Ben Hall, took up the challenge and the boundaries flowed. A steadying hand from President Maxwell, and a final smoking boundary to young Dalpret, saw the Bangalow victory secured in just 13 overs.
Considering the brevity of the game the chastened Lennox outfit invited Bangalow to an immediate re-match ‘twenty twenty’ style. Bangalow politely declined the offer as their thoughts drifted to cool refreshments and celebrations of a season well fought. The lads are looking forward to a stellar season next time around.