Did you knows – Semi Finals
With the tops win last weekend in their semi final over Canningvale they go thru to their 6th Grand Final appearance, where they currently have won 3 premierships. Their last premiership was in 2008/09. This was also their first finals win since that premiership.
The tops runs chase of 168 runs was the third highest in a final for Scarborough, the highest was the tops chasing down 195 in 01/02 against Ferndale and were 9 wickets down and number 11 Stuart Green hitting a four to win the game!
The tops GF record at Bennett Park is 1 from 2, with the 04/05 team beating Osborne Park to claim the premiership.
With the 4ths win last weekend in their semi final, they go thru to their 8th Grand Final appearance, where they currently have won 5 premierships. Their last premiership was last season so they are looking at going Back to Back. Just 2 other teams have gone Back to Back the 2nds in 06/07 & 07/08 and the 2nds again in 13/14 & 14/15.
The club hasn’t fared to well at Woodlands Reserve in Grand Finals losing both our GF’s played down there.
Overall the club has won 18 premierships from 32 Grand Final appearances.
Steve ‘Locky’ Lockwood has won the most premierships for the club with 6, however Adam ‘The Axe Murderer’ Ballucci is aiming to win his 6 premiership if the tops get up. Captain of the 4ths James ‘JMac” McAuliffe is going for his 5th premiership in just his 6th season at the club, this could be his 5th in a row!. Keith Manea has the club record after playing in 7 Grand Finals in a row winning 4 and losing 3.
Club Leaders – After SF
Adam McLaren is the clubs leading run scorer in finals with 47 runs (record is 152 with Dave ‘Spence’ Spencer in 16/17).
Several players are the clubs leading wicket takers in finals with 3 wickets each (record is 17 with Roger “Big Boy” Smith in 08/09).
Steve ‘Locky’ Lockwood & Ollie O’Meehan are the clubs leading fielders in the finals with 3 dismissals each (record is 9 with Garry “Choco” Powell in 90/91).
Ollie O’Meehan is the clubs leading all rounder in the finals with 93 points (record is 294 with Roger “Big Boy” Smith in 08/09).