Already minor premiers, Peninsula lost the grand final toss and was put in by Toowong, runners-up in the regular season, on a rain-affected pitch at Marchant Park on Saturday.
But, a patient batting display saw Peninsula to 228 from 106 overs before the bowlers skittled Toowong for 107 on Sunday for a crushing victory on first innings.
“It was hard going,” says Peninsula skipper Doug Sheridan, “it was all about runs, time and overs.
“We would have batted had we won the toss. We wanted to be positive and win, not draw.
“I thought 140-160 would be about par on that pitch …. so I was very happy with 228.
“As minor premiers we wanted to win with daylight between the teams. There was on the ladder and I thought there was in the final.”
Peter Roughton top scored with 60 and put on 87 with 16-year-old Hayden Garton (26) for the opening stand. Garton finished the season with 411 runs.
Skipper Sheridan scored a patient 36, Regan Green 33 not out and Andy Dobson 20 as Peninsula ground down Toowong.
Kyle Millard led the bowling accolades with four wickets for three runs from 10 deliveries to mop up the Toowong tail.
Steve Keefe (2-19), Andy Fredericks (2-29) and Ross Green (2-52 off 20 overs) shared the other wickets and squeezed the run-rate steadily higher.
With the runs and wickets shared it was exactly the all-round team performance Sheridan had called for after the semi-final.
There's more news here
One of the best things to come out of COVID-19 has been our desire to support local businesses and producers. A farmer at Ocean View is trying to make it easier for us to do just that.…
At the Moreton Bay Region Leaders’ Forum today, Defence Minister Peter Dutton, Deputy Premier Steven Miles and Mayor Peter Flannery signed a declaration of support for the Dolphins’ NRL licence bid alongside every politician, representing the region, from all three levels of government.…