Drew Out On Top In Battle Of The Pro’s

Tasmania won a tense low scoring Ford Ranger Cup Final at the Bellerive Oval.

 Victoria batted first and could only muster 158 from 37.3 overs with David Hussey top scoring with 50 and Andrew McDonald next best with 35.  Brendan returned figures of 0-38 from his 6 overs.  Brett Geeves took 3-28 to leave him tied with Brendan as the leading Ford Ranger Cup wicket taker.

In reply Tasmania were asked to chase a rain reduced 131 and they made hard work of it slipping to 76-5 and then 109-7 before reaching 128-9.  Travis Birt hit the winning runs from the first ball of Macca’s final over to leave himself 37 not out and make Tasmania reigning Ford Ranger Cup and Pura Cup Champions.