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Monday, 12th March, 2012

PREMIERS: The victorious West team celebrating yesterday after wrapping up the finals. PREMIERS: The victorious West team celebrating yesterday after wrapping up the finals.

West cruise to premiership

By Andrew Robertson

Minor premiers West have secured the 2011/2012 Barrier District Cricket League premiership - the club’s first in five years - after crushing last year’s premiers Central at the weekend.

The Robins dominated the best-of-three finals series against the Magpies who struggled against a bowling attack that restricted them to less than 90 runs in both games.

Chasing a modest total of 83, West won by four wickets in the first final on Saturday before wrapping up the series yesterday with a dominant 122 run victory.

Grand Final one to relish

Saturday, 10th March, 2012

POWER: The big hitting of Adam Rhodes could be a key. POWER: The big hitting of Adam Rhodes could be a key.

The Barrier District Cricket League draws the curtain on its 2011/12 cricket season with the start of its Grand Final series of games today after a lost weekend to rain last weekend.

The A Grade Final at the Alma Oval will be a replay of the 2010/11 Grand Final between West and Central. 

Once again the weather has played a part in the Finals series but the League has seen fit to extend the Finals to six available days this season in which to complete the best of three 50 over contests. 

Finals washed out

Saturday, 3rd March, 2012

The A-Grade cricket finals series will make a delayed start with this weekend’s games cancelled due to recent heavy rain.

The finals are now scheduled to commence on March 10 at the Alma Oval, however curator Rob Barrett will prepare a wicket at the Jubilee Oval in case the Alma is unplayable next weekend.

B-Grade grand finals are still set to go ahead, with the first final due to commence today at 12.30pm at the Norm Fox Sports Complex.

Central into final

Monday, 27th February, 2012

ANOTHER ONE: Central celebrate after another North wicket falls in Saturday’s elimination final. ANOTHER ONE: Central celebrate after another North wicket falls in Saturday’s elimination final.

Magpies prove too strong for North

By Andrew Robertson

A devastating bowling display by Paul Rosenbaum has catapulted reigning premiers Central into another Barrier District Cricket League final.

The Magpies dominated Saturday’s elimination final at the Alma Oval, knocking over North for just 63 runs before chasing down the total with the loss of just one wicket.

Rosenbaum was the destroyer for Central, the left arm medium pacer ripping through a brittle North batting order which featured a top score of 29 from Jake Napier.

Rosenbaum, who finish with the impressive figures of 7/23 from eight overs which included a hat-trick, received support from spinner Adam Armstrong (2/4).

Beware the sleeping dog

Saturday, 25th February, 2012

GAME ON: North will be hoping for some big innings from its top order batsmen including the in-form Tobias Hack. GAME ON: North will be hoping for some big innings from its top order batsmen including the in-form Tobias Hack.

Central, on face value, look to be warm favourites to advance to the Barrier District Cricket League Final after today’s Elimination Final at the Alma Oval.

But this season’s form line could prove to be a little misleading as North has not fielded its best complement of players on too many occasions and on most occasions when that they have met the Magpies they have been well under full strength. 

With so much at stake North appears to have named one of its best sides for the season today.

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