More grand finals for Alvie

Alvie Cricket Club president and underage coach Chris Hickey, middle, and his juniors and colts cricketers, including Zain Hawkins-Bartlett, left, and Sebastian Barrow, right, are gearing up for grand finals at the Colac Lake Oval this weekend.

The Alvie Cricket Club is gearing up for another big weekend of grand finals.

The Swans failed to come away with a win in their two deciders in the senior grades last weekend, but will vie for more silverware tomorrow and on Sunday in the juniors and colts grand finals.

Colac’s Lake Oval is hosting a bumper weekend of underage cricket at the venue.

The Swans’ colts team is aiming to end City United’s dominance of the competition tomorrow, while the club’s juniors team battles with Irrewarra on Sunday.

Alvie president and top-grade cricketer Chris Hickey, who has coached both teams this season, said the club was hungry for premiership glory to cap off a successful season for the small club.

“Having all four teams in grand finals, the club’s gone from strength to strength this season,” he said.

“It’d be good if we could get one, but our club’s all about promoting the kids, giving them a go and developing senior cricketers for the future.”

Colts cricketer Kade Parker featured in Alvie’s Division One loss to Stoneyford, while Sebastian Barrow, Sam Parker and Reegan Monaghan all played in the club’s losing Division Two grand final to Birregurra.

Hickey said he was confident his colts outfit was capable of ending City’s dominance in the competition tomorrow.

The Knights are aiming for their sixth-straight premiership, with the club going through six seasons undefeated.

But the Swans and City failed to complete a game this season, with their first encounter completely washed out and rain ending the second match.

“When we did play them we gave them a bit of a scare in the wet,” Hickey said.

“We just need to go in and play our game, because I think our best is good enough.”

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