Ice claim indoor cricket title
BUNDABERG Ice claimed its second consecutive premiership in a convincing 148-57 defeat of Bundaberg Anger Management on Saturday night.
Captain Liam Denning said while the grand final went surprisingly smoothly for his team, the season had been a bumpy ride.
“It's been neck-to-neck all year and we've made our mistakes so to come out on top at the end of it all was fantastic,” he said.
“The guys really rolled up their sleeves and got stuck in for this one and it showed on the scoreboard.”
Ice won the toss and came out all guns blazing with openers Liam Denning and Robert Armatys notching up 35 runs in four overs.
Player of the Year Lance Peall and Travis Henke made light work of Anger Management bowlers scoring 43 and helping Ice to a 128-run total.
Peall continued his form on the pitch to devastate the Anger Management batting line up – claiming five scalps.
“It was one of his best performances of the year,” Denning said.
“He really shut them down before they were able to gather any momentum.”
Denning credited the win to an intensified late-season training regiment.
“It was a great team effort from the guys and it was the result of a fair bit of hard work,” he said.
“People often don't think of indoor cricket as a serious sport, but come finals time we take it very seriously.”