The Scarborough Sharks have just completed our most successful season for a number of years taking out the PSCA A Grade One Day Premiership which was the first Premiership for our Top side since the 1st Grade Premiership back in 2008/09. Lead by the returning statesman in Jack Joy and his best mate Matt Scales, Jack was able to assemble an all-star team of mates, that after a slow start, were able to fire at the business end of the season and take out the A Grade flag against a strong Helena Valley side on their home ground in the hills. There were several great performances throughout the season including Mitch Hogan, Jack Joy and Jarrod Aspinall all scoring centuries and Tommy Webster taking an amazing 7/15 against Stirling in Rd 2.
Steve Lockwood captaining the C Grade boys, took the team all the way to Grand Final but we were unfortunately beaten by a better Mt Lawley team on the day. Newcomer Josh Dawson was the batting highlight for the season and old Sheep Dog Jones was the pick of the bowlers. The FIFO boys, including the Hypen and the 2 Scotty’s, provided some quality highlights for the season with quick fire runs and brutal bowling.
The E Grade team once again lead by Deon Benade and his band of South African & T-20 mates, were nearly able to make the finals but just missed out by a couple of runs. A couple of newbies in Trevor Young and the big man Hutchy along with Murph provided plenty of scoring highlights and banter for the boys throughout the season.
The End of Season windup held at the Doubleview Bowling Club on the 10th April 2021 was the most well attended club function for a long time and included a number of Life Members and the newly elected Member for Scarborough and club member Stuart Aubrey.
Jack Joy was the major award winner on the night picking up his 2nd Mark Deeble Scarborough Sharks Player of the Season award following his previous win back in 2009/10, he also won the Best Clubman award, the A Grade Batting award and his Century award for scoring 102 against Lesmurdie in Rd 11. Other winners on the night included JA taking out the Best First Year Player and was also named the Best Player in the A Grade Finals with a strong showing in all 4 finals, Keith Middleton took out the Most Improved award following a great season in E Grade and then proving a match winner in the C Grade finals campaign when promoted.
The biggest cheer for the night though came when the clubs record run holder in Steve Lockwood and the clubs record century scorer in Dave Spencer both took out the Duck award along with last years winner Rhys Holmes, and were presented with the biggest duck awards the club has ever seen standing nearly 1m high!
With the Bennett Park Clubrooms renovation almost complete the club will be moving out of the carpark and back into the best clubrooms in the competition and will be the envy of the other clubs. There will be an official City of Stirling Grand Opening in late May with a Cricket only opening in late September in anticipation for next season and we look forward to all current and past members coming along to check out our new digs.