City United’s dominance in Colac district underage cricket has continued into an astonishing sixth season in the colts competition.
The Knights notched up their sixth-straight colts premiership, formerly under-16s, with victory over a gallant Alvie outfit in Saturday’s grand final.
The win has taken the Colac-based club’s record in the competition to unbelievable heights under coach Leigh Garner, who has led the side in each of those triumphs.
City has gone through those six seasons undefeated, “all up about 60 matches”, only losing one game in seven years after failing to beat Stoneyford in the 2010-11 grand final, despite going through that season undefeated leading into the decider.
Club president Dave Treweek said City celebrated its 20th flag in the 50-year history of the competition on Saturday, highlighting the Knights’ dominance at junior level.
He said about 40 cricketers had featured in the past six premierships, praising past junior mentors like Rob Trickey, Brian Crook and Rob Walters, who had set the foundations for a strong culture at the club before Leigh Garner continued the legacy.
Meanwhile, Alvie claimed a thrilling win in yesterday’s Colac District Cricket Association junior grand final against Irrewarra.
The Swans batted first at Colac’s lake oval and posted 118 runs in 37 overs.
The Redbacks fell one run short in response, finishing on 5-117.
See Wednesday’s Colac Herald for a full wrap.
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