Box Hill Cricket Club and Dandenong Cricket Club have taken out the Women's 50-over and Men's Premier 1st XI titles respectively, with the latter concluding on Easter Monday at Junction Oval.
Victorian Bushranger’s paceman Peter Siddle was awarded the John Scholes medal as player of the match in the Premier Men’s 1st XI Final after claiming figures of 6-45 and 2-45, helping the Panthers to their third premiership in 11 years.
The victory made for a season-double for Dandenong, who also claimed the White-Ball premiership earlier in the year.
It went down to the third and final day, as Dandenong were left to chase 38 for victory in their second innings, which they reached without loss awarding them a 10-wicket victory. The full scorecard can be found here.
The Womens 1st XI One-Day Final was held the week prior and saw Box Hill claim its fourth Premier Cricket Women’s title in five years. They did so in dramatic fashion defeating Essendon Maribyrnong Park with two balls to spare.
Box Hill slumped to 9-157 and required six runs off the final over before No.9 Hayleigh Brennan secured Box Hill a famous victory. Earlier Brennan also did the damage with the ball, taking 6-24 off her 10 overs and was duly awarded the player of the match award. View the full scorecard here.
Cricket Victoria congratulate all teams on yet another fantastic Premier Cricket season, and particularly to those on their respective premiership titles.
2017-18 Premier Cricket Premierships
Womens 1st One-Day – Box Hill CC
Womens 2nd One-Day – Ringwood CC
Womens Reserves One-Day – Essendon Maribyrnong Park CC
Womens 1st T20 – Essendon Maribyrnong Park CC
Womens 2nd T20 – Essendon Maribyrnong Park CC
Mens 1st XI – Dandenong CC
Mens 2nd XI – St Kilda CC
Mens 3rd XI – Melbourne University
Mens 4th XI – Carlton CC
Mens 1st XI White Ball – Dandenong CC
Mens 2nd XI White Ball – St Kilda CC
Mens 3rd XI White Ball – Geelong CC
Mens 4th XI White Ball – Monash Tigers CC