Coffeys have won the final of the McDonald's Monaro one day competition which was held in perfect conditions on Saturday. Playing on a revamped Rotary turf, the lack of runs could be put down to the wicket, but this was not the case.
Jindabyne won the toss and decided to send the opposition in. The move appeared to have paid off with Coffeys being dismissed for a poor total of 109. The scorecard for Coffeys included an unbelievable seven ducks.
That the total of 109 was reached due to some very good batting by James Nichols who after opening was the sixth batsman dismissed having scored a total of 42. From then on James Moxon batted very sensibly to score 45 of the remaining runs that Coffeys could muster. Nick Hind put in a tremendous spell of bowling to return the excellent figures of 6/27. This was well supported by Tomasone who deserves better figures than 2/19 and Matt Waller and Craig Dixon.
Chasing a not too formidable total, Jindabyne's innings got off to a sensational start for Coffeys, with the score being 3/9 at the end of Jamie Burns' first over. A combination of great bowling and fielding assured by some loose shots saw Coffeys back in the game with a chance.
Jindabyne continued to struggle but kept chipping away and at drinks the game was evenly poised at 7/81.
The last three wickets fell for 12 runs leaving Jindabyne only 14 runs short. Burns was the dominant bowlers taking 5/33, while Steve Sommerville took 2/28 and Mark Williams 3/20.
Some brilliant catching from Ryan Morgan, skip Mike Introna and Alex Moon was a highlight. For Jindabyne, Fitzgerald, Dixon and Tomasone reached double figures but could not carry on.
In a game played in a tremendous spirit, but highly competitive, Coffeys just managed to hold on to their undefeated record to take the first title of the year.