Wellington Warriors clinch premiership record

THE Wellington Cricket Club has cemented its place in local cricketing history by clinching its fifth consecutive Southern Cricket Association (SCA) premiership win.

The Glenorchy-based club took out the premiership title when it went head-to-head against St Anne’s Cricket Club in the first grade SCA premiership grand final in late March.

The Claremont Cricket Club previously held the record with four consecutive premierships.

Wellington Cricket Club president Ian Marshall said the fifth premiership win was a “truly amazing” achievement and a “monumental” day for the club.

He said the club achieved the special victory when it bowled out St Anne’s for 164 in the final innings.

“Wellington were in big trouble at 6/49 before SCA Player of the Year Wayne “Chalky” Quarrell and club veteran Shane “Poppa” Piuselli shared in a magnificent match-winning partnership,” he said.

“With a total of 116 runs, the true Wellington Warriors ensured the club’s historic victory and the team was ecstatic.

“This is the second year in a row they have lost the second semi-final only to fight back with victory in the preliminary and grand finals.”

Mr Marshall said the Wellington Cricket Club had an “enviable record” of winning first grade premierships.

“We have secured 14 out of 15 premierships in the past 15-years,” he said.

“The future looks bright for our club with many young talented cricketers stepping up successfully from the junior format to senior cricket.

“Our junior program continues to blossom and we now have under-13 and under-14 boys teams, as well as an under-14 girls team.

“With continued growth we may even be able to expand our senior teams from three to four grades next season and we hope to continue our success on the field into the future.”

For more information on the Wellington Cricket Club, visit www.wellingtoncricketclub.com.

Caption: The Wellington Cricket Club first grade side rejoicing in its fifth consecutive Southern Cricket Association premiership win.