“We saved the worst performance ’til last,” bemoaned Captain Merv O’Neill.

After sailing into the Gympie grand final top of the ladder, the Rainbow Beach Cricket Club were disappointed.

“We lost the toss, they decided to bat, we dismissed them at 159. At the end of the first day we were 9/52. We got 97 the next day. Then they were all out for 176.”

Rainbow Beach needed 238 to win, at the end of the second day it was 3/ 52 and all out for 178.

“It was the only time we were dismissed for less than 150 all year!” smiled Merv.

“Onwards and upwards, we’ve got young fellas down here involved.” He explains if the club is going to survive, they need to keep the interest with our youth.

The team don’t finish the season empty handed, after bringing the One Day Match trophy home, and they only lost two games all season – an impressive result.

Players and supporters are all welcome to an end of year presentation.

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