Premierships spread about

Malmsbury's division one premiers.

Premierships for season 2020-2021 were decided across various senior grades in the Gisborne District Cricket Association on Saturday.
While the powerful Bacchus Marsh club claimed convincing wins in McIntyre Cup and Johnstone Shield finals (the two top grades) there were plenty of prolonged celebrations among various Macedon Ranges clubs, plus Trentham, on Saturday night.
“It’s good to see many of the smaller country area clubs end up with flags,” observed GDCA president Rob McIntyre, who visited several grand finals in the northern part of the association during the afternoon.
After COVID-19 prevented the 2019-2020 grand finals being played, with premierships going to the side higher on the ladder without a ball being bowled, this time there were results on the field in what has been a one-day match season across all grades.
Lancefield, Macedon, Malmsbury, Romsey and Wallan all ended up with premierships, with Macedon and Malmsbury scraping home in the very last over of their matches.
Barkers Creek Cricket Club claimed its fourth consecutive Castlemaine District Cricket Association A Grade premiership after defeating Castlemaine United in Saturday’s third and final grand final decider at the Camp Reserve.
Out at Trentham there was also a bowls premiership to celebrate, achieved after scores were tied 54-54 against Romsey after the required 63 ends of the division two grand final, forcing extra ends across the board to decide the outcome.
# See sports pages in tomorrow’s Midland Express for grand final wrap-ups.

Tommy Logan, 41 not out and 2/23, was named man of the match in Malmsbury’s division one premiership win.
Macedon’s division two premiers.
Barkers Creek cricketers celebrate their fourth premiership win in a row. Photo: Max Lesser