The Cooma Stallions Rugby League team proved too good for the Cooma Cats AFL in Sunday's grand final of Clash of the Codes.
After being postponed a number of time due to wet weather, the Clash of the Codes was played on Sunday afternoon.
The Cats were all out for 64, outclassed by the Stallions who put on 65 without the loss of a wicket.
Berridale v Cooma Cannons
A Cooma Cannons team light on for players won the toss and elected to bat on the very slow Berridale ground and were in trouble from the start losing regular wickets with J Mugridge 2/11 cutting the heart out of the top order batsman with stump to stump bowling.
A Jakins (35) and B Geeves (12) gave the Cannons team a middle order boost and Jakins in particular was looking fairly comfortable at the crease until a change of bowlers saw J Riley (4/22) continued his late season form running through the tail.
Cooma Cannons were all out 68.
Berridale needed the outright win to have any chance of securing a much wanted home semi-final set about chasing down the Cannons score and then posting a handy lead to have a chance at an outright victory.
While the run rate was high Berridale lost two early wickets and with the score on 2/33 the Berridale batsman A Walters 57 and S Freebody 44 knuckled down and passed the Cannons total in just the 13th over.
With the total passed the batsman were given the orders to score quick runs to post a healthy total.
Berridale got the run rate moving and some of the lower order batsman got a chance to hit out Berridale declaring at 7/190.
The equation was a pretty simple one for the Cooma Cannons as they were a massive 122 runs behind and any chance of victory was long gone.
With only 19 overs of play left the Cooma Cannons should of had the game plan of defending to stave off the outright loss.
That game plan somehow got misread and the next 5.4 overs saw the Cooma Cannons attempt to play some rather extravagant stroke making against the young legspin of A Bartel (3/2) and were just totally outclassed by the swing and seam of A O'Keeffe (4/1).
Cooma Cannons all out for a disappointing three.