DIGGERS Cricket Club Inc. are the kings of Coffs Harbour cricket after a grand final victory at home to claim the Coffs Harbour District Cricket Association’s first grade premiership.
Diggers capped off a tremendous season with a 42-run win against Sawtell in their season decider at Fitzroy Oval.
The premiership win capped off a stellar season in which Diggers finished as minor premiers after sitting at the top of the ladder from start to finish.
Diggers opened the batting in the season decider and posted 8/176, with Jesse Ferrett top scoring with 40.
On the biggest stage of the year and with the premiership up for grabs, the Diggers bowlers stepped up big time to dismiss Sawtell for 134.
In a man of the match performance, Jesse Ferrett backed up his top score taking 4/25 from his 8 overs.
Ty Adams also produced a pivotal spell taking 3/16 from his 7 overs.
Diggers won their first first grade premiership since 2015.
Diggers and Sawtell were scheduled to play in last season’s grand final before it was cancelled due to COVID-19.
Nana Glen were the second and third grade premiers for 2020/21, after their respective grand finals were washed out with the club winning by virtue of finishing as minor premiers.