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Williamstown in a nail-biter over Blues

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Williamstown have opened their account with a thrilling 1-point win over the Northern Blues in the opening round of the Peter Jackson VFL season at the newly named Ikon Park. The Blues had a chance to pinch the win late in the game however Williamstown defender Michael Gibbons out pointed the Blue’s Dylan Buckley in the goal square to take a game saving grab.

In accurate kicking didn’t help the Northern Blues cause as the Seagulls hung onto win 13.12.90 to 12.17.89. The Blues kicked with a slight breeze advantage in the first term favouring the Legends Stand end but it was Williamstown who opened the scoring.

 

Tigers into Premier League Grand Final

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Monash Tigers have secured a grand final berth in the Bartercard Victorian Premier League after defeating the more fancied Melbourne in their semi-final at Princess Park number one oval. The Tigers routed Melbourne for just 125 and in reply were 3-209 at stumps on day one when both captains called an end to the match.

 

Demons skipper Andrew Kent won the toss and elected to bat on a firm wicket with some grass cover. Conditions were perfect for cricket and early on it appeared the Melbourne batsmen would take full advantage of those conditions.

 

 

Ringwood VPL Premiers For Season 2014 - 2015

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Ringwood have taken out the Bartercard Victorian Premier League cricket title with a resounding win over Monash Tigers at the Junction Oval. The Rams dismissed the Tigers for 184 early on the third day some 167 runs short of the Rams total of 351.

Rams all-rounder, Ian Holland (above), was awarded the John Scholes Medal for man-of-the-match honours scoring 109 with the bat and backing that up with 5-42 with the ball. It is only the second time in the competition’s history a player has scored a century and taken five wickets in a season decider; The other being Sam Loxton for Prahran in 1954-55.

 

 

Carlton through to semi finals in Premier League

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Carlton have secured a berth in the semi-finals of the Bartercard Victorian Premier League after accounting for Essendon at Princess Park #1 Oval in their quarter final on the weekend. The Blues now face Ringwood away in the hope of securing a grand final berth and their first flag since the 1980/81 season.

 

For the Bombers it was a disappointing end to the season after they reached the final last year losing to Footscray-Edgewater. Carlton recovered to post 256 but given the Bombers depth it looked within their reach, however on the second day, promising opening bowler, Ryan Sidebottom, had a day out for the Blues taking 5-42, including the first five wickets, to steer his side home by 61 runs.

 

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