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Dirty Dozen clinches A grade grand final glory while Mangrove suffers double grand final defeat

Cain AndrewsBroome Advertiser
The Dirty Dozen was victorious over the Mangrove Cricket Club in the A grade grand final.
Camera IconThe Dirty Dozen was victorious over the Mangrove Cricket Club in the A grade grand final. Credit: Cain Andrews/Broome Advertiser/Broome Advertiser

In a gripping finale at Nipper Roe Oval on November 27, the Dirty Dozen emerged victorious, claiming the Broome Cricket Association A grade premiership.

Mangrove Cricket Club, on the other hand, found themselves on the losing end in both the A grade and B grade grand finals.

The A grade clash saw the Dirty Dozen triumph over Mangrove with a convincing performance, 7-134 to 8-95.

The turning point came in the eighth over, as the Dirty Dozen surged ahead, maintaining their momentum to secure a comfortable win.

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Josh Linton, Andrew Korol, and Scott Howieson shone as the best batters for the Dirty Dozen, each contributing 25 runs.

For Mangrove Cricket Club, Jack Faine emerged as their top scorer with 28 runs.

The bowling prowess of Adam Falls, who claimed three wickets, earned him the Man of the Match title.

Meanwhile, in the B grade grand final, Roebuck Bay Cricket Club secured victory over Mangrove, 9-93 to 8-87.

Despite a closely contested match, Roebuck pulled ahead in the 12th over to secure the win.

Vincent Carter’s 22-run performance led Roebuck’s batting charge, while Corey Knox (20) top-scored for Mangrove.

Brett Cameron and Aleksander Mikita were the standout bowlers for Roebuck, each taking three wickets, with Brett Cameron also named Man of the Match.

Nick Nunro and Melinda Knox showcased their bowling prowess for Mangrove, each claiming three wickets.

Mangrove celebrates a wicket.
Camera IconMangrove celebrates a wicket. Credit: Cain Andrews/Broome Advertiser/Broome Advertiser

The thrilling grand finals unfolded just a week after the Broome Cricket Association Awards Night on November 19.

The event celebrated outstanding cricketers across Broome, with notable winners including Adam Falls as the A Grade Cricketer of the Year and Melinda Knox clinching the B Grade Cricketer of the Year award.

Adam Falls won the A grade Cricketer of the Year award.
Camera IconAdam Falls won the A grade Cricketer of the Year award. Credit: Supplied

Blake Hill and Riley Oldfield were recognised as the Best Junior A Grade and B Grade Cricketers while Riley Alexander dominated the A grade batting scene, securing both the Batting Average and Batting Aggregate awards.

Brett Cameron also won both the Batting Average and Batting Aggregate awards in the B grade category.

Bett Cameron won multiple awards at the Broome Cricket Association awards night.
Camera IconBett Cameron won multiple awards at the Broome Cricket Association awards night. Credit: Supplied

Adam Falls from A grade and Melinda Knox from B grade continued to impress, claiming both the Bowling Average and Bowling Aggregate awards in their respective grades.

Melinda Knox won multiple awards at the Broome Cricket Association awards night.
Camera IconMelinda Knox won multiple awards at the Broome Cricket Association awards night. Credit: Supplied

Riley Forde, Craig Starcevich, and Aleksander Mikita also received accolades for their exceptional fielding performances, with Mikita being named the Player of the Year.

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