Two Young teams win cricket Grand Finals

Two of the three Young teams that played in South West Slopes Cricket League Grand Finals last weekend have won the right to carve their names on the trophy.

Howzat?:The Aussie Hotel Coyotes celebrate a wicket on their way to a convincing division one Grand Final victory. Picture: Amanda Langman.

Howzat?:The Aussie Hotel Coyotes celebrate a wicket on their way to a convincing division one Grand Final victory. Picture: Amanda Langman.

The Aussie Hotel Coyotes were victorious over the Mimosa Whirlwinds in their division one clash at Cranfield Oval.

The Aussie Hotel Coyotes.

The Aussie Hotel Coyotes.

The Coyotes batsmen set up the win after they batted first and scored 210 runs.

The Aussie Hotel Scorchers.

The Aussie Hotel Scorchers.

Sam Langford was dropped on zero on just the second ball of the match which proved a costly mistake for Mimosa as he went on to score 38. Coyotes captain Geoff Palmer hit an impressive 68 runs in a team steadying 75 run partnership with Langford.

However, Palmer said his team did struggle through the middle overs.

“Mimosa bowled really well, but fortunately Ben Murray (37) and Scott Neville (27) fired late to take our total from 160 to 210,” he said. “Our 210 gave us a crucial mental edge when we took to the field, you need a lot of luck in big games to chase that many runs even on a good batting deck. “Brett Humphreys ripped through their top order taking 4/29 including removing the first four batters, three of them for a duck and when Kris Scelly finished off the middle and lower order taking 5/22 we knew we had done it.”

The Aussie Hotel Scorchers are the division two Premiers after they beat the Shamrock Hotel Leprechauns.