Creswick and Talbot take out premiership titles

In a twist of events, minor premier Creswick, which won the A reserve one-day grand final, have also taken out the two- day cup by default with finals cancelled due to coronavirus. Talbot was meant to play off with Carisbrook for B gradeʼs flag, but got off scot-free with a back-to-back grand final due to the cancellation.

The Maryborough District Cricket Association’s (MDCA) home and away season for both A reserve and B grade has now been put to bed.

Unbeknownst to teams at the time, the completion of round 14 of A reserve and round 10 of B grade on Saturday has marked the end of the 2019/2020 season.

Semi finals for A and A reserve and the three-week grand final for B grade were scheduled to kick off this weekend, but the threat of coronavirus has cancelled the finals series in its tracks.

In lieu of finals and a grand final, the team that finished on the top of the ladder at the end of the home and away season will be crowned as the division’s premier.

In A reserve, the Creswick Imperials are the premier with a seven-premiership point lead over the competition.

The Knights dropped down to A reserve this season as they were unable to field an A grade-quality side, but have gone on to play an undefeated campaign, winning the one-day cup and now the two-day cup as well.

They unfortunately did not play this round due to a forfeit from opposition Colts Phelans.

Clunes, who finished in second place on the A reserve ladder will be shattered with the news and finishes its season off the back of an impressive win over Maryborough on Saturday.

For more on this story see Page 30 of The Advertiser, Friday, March 20

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