TAKING the Haisman Shield for nine out of 12 years was not good enough for the Central Park-St Brendan’s (Tigers) A Grade cricket team, with the Tigers roaring through their grand final match at Deakin Reserve on the weekend, where they knocked the Northerners for six.
It was the Tiger’s 10th premiership in 12 years, with Karramomus the only other team to hold the title on two other occasions since 2005, but the star of the day was Tom Chalkley, who won the Greg Luscombe Medal for man of the match for his sensational score of 82 after coming to the crease at No. 9.
The Tigers crushed the Northerners by 131 points, with the final scores at the end of the match 223 (Tigers) and 92 (Northerners).
Central Park-St Brendan’s A Grade captain, Ramadan Yze said, “It’s an awesome feeling to walk away with a win. To come out and make 223 was unbelievable. You never think it’s going to happen. We’re just rapt.
“Tom Chalkley’s performance was just awesome. He batted really well and has a good head on his shoulders. To dig us out of the hole we were in and set the win up the way he did shows maturity beyond his years.
“I didn’t think we would win so easily, but you go into every game thinking you’re going to win.”