Greenies forced to party again

It was a fitting climax to the season as Greenies 1 defeated By Rite and became double champions 2012. The drama unfolded from early with Greenies winning the toss and taking first strike at the Smith Road Oval on Sunday.  

There was a spectacular start for By Rite as captain Conroy Wright claimed the first wicket in the first over and two Greenies wickets going down in the second over reducing them to 3 runs for 3 wickets.  

An excellent fourth wicket partnership between Ryan Bovell and Michael Reid restored the balance before Greenies leading batsman Chris Palmer continuing in his marvellous form provided the finish taking Greenies to a respectable 113. 

By Rite had a dream start with Ainsley Hall and Jalon Linton combining well and after 5 overs By Rite were in a comfortable position having scored 43 runs. The introduction of Bovell and Alessandro Morris provided another change to the match with only 10 runs coming in the next six overs.  

With the overs running out for By Rite, Troy Taylor restored the balance putting bat to ball. By Rite required nine runs in the final over which was not to be as Bovell limited them to only two runs.  

Greenies used to have a reputation as a party-loving side who only really turned up for matches for the social aspect. That has changed in recent seasons and the new attitude has reaped benefits. Now they can party in celebration and not to commiserate themselves.  

Technical director Theo Cuffy said: “Congratulations to the Greenies team for an outstanding season who like all the others fought through the rain interruptions, disruptions to the schedule and various key players being unavailable at times. They remained focus and came up trumps.” 

Greenies 2012

Triumphant Greenies, back, from left, Ryan Bovell, Ian Rotsey, Marlon Bryan, Sacha DeAvis, Matthew ‘Texas’ Walker, Neil Coley. Front: Marc ‘Sparky’ Randall, Chris ‘The Myth’ Smith, Nigel Sellars, Andrew Ledger, Alessandro Morris. Missing: Chris ‘Crush’ Palmer, Ryan Eisenhammer, Reggie Barker. – PHOTO: SUBMITTED