CRICKET: Nick Sanewski opened the batting for Murgon in the stage three cricket grand final against Nanango on Sunday.
He started strongly, scoring a six in the first over, and scored two more over the boundary in his innings before being dismissed for 34 runs.
Nick's Murgon team mates believe it was his strong start that helped guide the team to become stage three champions.
To win Murgon had to chase down Nanango's score of 103 runs in 25 overs.
Thanks to the efforts of Nick and Riley Sippel's knock of 33 runs Murgon made the required runs in 17 overs with six wickets in hand.
Nanango had depth in their bowling attack with Haydon Harch, Aiden Cavanough, Oscar Dioth and Joe Steinhardt claiming one wicket each.
Murgon coach Jamian Currin said it was a great effort by the team.
"They have gotten more consistent this season, there are still probably too many wides but they have fun together and there is good camaraderie in the team,” he said.
"They are batting well and bowling well and they have improved over the season.
"The same teams had a final against each other two years ago and it was a tie and is good to see the team have improved but Nannago were unlucky because they are a better team than that too.”
The Nanango side have been playing together since U10s.
Nanango coach Jay Steinhardt said the team have had a great season together and the players should be proud of their efforts despite the final result.
"They went well all season, they just got off to a bad start with the bat,” he said.
"Our openers have been doing well all season and we just miss timed a few and I think today there were a bit of nerves.”
- Nanango 5/103 after 25 overs
- Haydon Martin 30 retired
- Joe Steinhardt 12 retired
- Murgon 4/110 after 17 overs
- Nick Sanewski 34
- Riley Sippel 33 retired
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