BEAUY Bucheurs topped off their unbeaten Last Man Stands cricket season in fine style, with victory in the Division 1 final on Sunday.
Bucheurs beat Middle Stumped by 35 runs at Waterford's Malling Street ground.
They complied 6-145 from their 20 overs, but it took rescue missions from Stu Beadel, the player of the match, and Sandro Santo, to get them to that total.
Bucheurs were in trouble at 6-95. Santo scored 28 and Beadel 24. Adam Godfrey was again good with the ball, taking 2-31 for Middle Stumped after three in the semi final.
Middle Stumped faced tight bowling, and could not keep up with the required run rate as the Bucheurs bowlers kept restricting the runs. They finished with 3-110 from their 20 overs.
There was a boilover in the Division 2 final, with Yarrabilba Cane Toads surprising Now or Never B. The Toads won by eight wickets, cruising to victory in nine overs.
Earlier, they dismissed the opposition, who had recorded just one loss in the regular season, for 65. It came on the back of some genuine outswing bowling as a howling wind came across the ground.
David Sheehan starred, with 3-12 from his four overs. Chris Protheroe took 2-20. Skipper Callum Whiting hit the winning runs for the Cane Toads, who won the Division 3 final last season.
Flaggy Baggies won the Division 3 final by 20 runs over Lion Rangers. The Baggies batted beautifully, not losing a wicket on their way to 142.
They restricted the Rangers to 6-122 in reply. Trent Cairns smacked three sixes on his way to 50 from 35 balls.
The Lion Rangers started well, but once their openers were out, it was tough work for the lower order. Benson Trembath was the best Baggies bowler, taking 3-16 from his two overs.
The next competition starts on August 29.
LMS co-ordinator Matt Turbill said 12 teams had signed up so far.
Organisers are after more junior teams to flesh out a competition. It costs $12.50 per player, per game.
Contact Matt Turbill at email@example.com