Tumby Bay wins 2021 Quality Wool Cup

While Tumby Bay Cricket Association will celebrate its past this weekend, it can also celebrate the future as its Quality Wool Cup team went undefeated to take out this year's competition in Port Lincoln.

Running in its 10th year, the Quality Wool Cup brought under 14 cricketers from the six cricket associations across Eyre Peninsula to play in Twenty20 format matches across Wednesday and Thursday.

Tumby Bay proved to be the team to beat, starting with a nine-wicket win against Le Hunte before chasing down another total to best Great Flinders by six wickets.

They then followed up with a 34-run win against Port Lincoln Great Whites, led by captain Harvey Masson (30 ret) and Winston Telfer (29 n.o.).

Tumby sealed the cup with a win against Port Lincoln Tuna, chasing down their total of 97 to win with seven wickets in hand, with Ned Prosser retiring on 30 runs.

It was also a showcase for Tumby's bowlers with three of the top four performing bowlers, each with five wickets.

Tyree Burgoyne took out best bowler with an average of 4.40, ahead of teammates Leroy Richardson (4.60) and Telfer (11.00).

Coach Ben Pugsley said the team was the youngest on paper but all the players did their bit in all aspects of cricket.

"I'm very proud of them all, they all contributed well in all aspects of the game," he said.

The cup win comes as the Tumby Bay and District Cricket Association celebrates 100 years this weekend.

This is the second Quality Wool Cup for Tumby Bay, their last win was in 2014.

Eastern Eyre finished second overall, despite losing their first game against Great Flinders on Wednesday they followed up with victories against Kimba, Port Lincoln Tuna and Far West.

Kimba finished third with some impressive wins, first against Port Lincoln Tuna on Wednesday followed by Great Flinders and Le Hunte on Thursday.

The team had the top two batsmen for the carnival, Mac Seal taking out best batter with his 117 runs, followed by teammate Jed Venning on 95 runs.

Venning would also finish equal runner up for best fielder with teammate Zakk Phillips, each with eight votes behind winner Finlay Hull of Le Hunte on nine votes.

Quality Wool marketing manager Kane McKay said the company was proud to be involved with the carnival and with thanks to the support from across the peninsula it was sure to continue into the future.

"The only reason it's worked is the associations and parents have bought into the concept and supported it," he said.

RESULTS

ROUND ONE

Far West 9/94 def Port Lincoln Great Whites 7/92

Great Flinders 3/133 def Eastern Eyre 7/110

Kimba 2/146 def Port Lincoln Tuna 5/118

Le Hunte 5/91 def by Tumby Bay 1/93

ROUND TWO

Great Flinders 8/81 def by Tumby Bay 4/83

Eastern Eyre 3/134 def Kimba 3/120

Port Lincoln Tuna 3/123 def Far West 5/112

Port Lincoln Great Whites 3/106 def by Le Hunte 3/107

ROUND THREE

Port Lincoln Tuna 5/76 def by Eastern Eyre 6/77

Kimba 3/126 def Great Flinders 2/112

Le Hunte 1/145 def Far West 7/78

Tumby Bay 4/136 def Port Lincoln Great Whites 10/102

ROUND FOUR

Kimba 6/118 def Le Hunte 7/91

Port Lincoln Tuna 7/96 def by Tumby Bay 3/100

Eastern Eyre 1/167 def Far West 10/79

Great Flinders 9/96 def by Port Lincoln Great Whites 4/97

LADDER

Tumby Bay 8 (2.7838%)

Eastern Eyre 6 (1.4775%)

Kimba 6 (1.3611%)

Le Hunte 2 (1.1674%)

Port Lincoln Great Whites 2 (0.9551%)

Great Flinders 2 (0.8300%)

Port Lincoln Tuna 2 (0.7595%)

Far West 2 (0.2666%)

TOP STATS

BATTING

Mac Seal (Kimba, 117 runs)

Jed Venning (Kimba, 95 runs)

Zack Bigg (Le Hunte, 87 runs)

Yarra Mickan (Great Flinders, 87 runs)

BOWLING

Tyree Burgoyne (Tumby Bay, 5 wickets, 4.40 avg)

Leroy Richardson (Tumby Bay, 5 wickets, 4.60 avg)

Winston Telfer (Tumby Bay, 5 wickets, 11.00 avg)

Dusty Symonds (Port Lincoln Great Whites, 5 wickets, 12.20 avg)

FIELDING

Finlay Hull (Le Hunte, 9 votes)

Jed Venning (Kimba, 8 votes)

Zakk Phillips (Kimba, 8 votes)

PAST PREMIERS

2012: Eastern Eyre

2013: Far West

2014: Tumby Bay

2015: Far West

2016: Lincoln Great Whites

2017: Great Flinders

2018: Eastern Eyre

2019: Le Hunte

2020: Lincoln Tuna Kings

2021: Tumby Bay

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