FROM the boundary Paul Sanders match-winning innings of 104 in the Sugar Cities final against Brothers at Salter Oval looked easy but after the game the enigmatic player admitted it wasn't simple.
Sanders remained unbeaten to guide Grammars past Brothers' 8-193 to win his club's fourth title in five years with the reply of 3-194.
Grammars' opener Sam Chew and Sanders are the only two players to appear in all the wins and after failing to make runs in past years he said scoring the century when needed was a great feeling.
"It's always been a goal to score a winning hundred in a final," Sanders said.
"It's good to have an individual contribution to it - a couple of the other finals I have failed and it was good to be part of a winning team even more satisfying to have a man-of-the-match performance in a winning team."
Grammars started the Sugar Cities competition slowly and were in danger of missing the final, but a late-season charge saw it jump past ATW into the decider.
Sanders said he knew he could have been on the other end of the result and he was glad Grammars was able to field the best team possible.
"We started really slowly and particularly we had trouble putting the same team on the park each week," he said.
"Come finals time we had the best team we could possibly put on the field and that always helps.
"We know on our day we are good enough to beat any team, but in saying that there is at least half a dozen players at Brothers who are good enough to do it to us too."
Brothers captain David Boge was disappointed to lose another grand final but praised the efforts of Matt Turich as the best player in his team, the paceman resurrected the innings with 79 runs and then toiled away through eight overs.