Grange win Murgitroyd Twenty20 final

Some big hitting by George Munsey helped Grange. Picture: Jane Barlow
Some big hitting by George Munsey helped Grange. Picture: Jane Barlow
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Barclays Grange got their hands on some silverware last night after they defeated Drumpellier in the final of the Murgitroyd Twenty20 competition at Poloc’s Shawholm ground.

Neil McCallum’s side had qualified for the national finals day when they won the Eastern qualifying event last month and they were on top form from ball one.

In the semi-final against Dumfries some good Grange bowling restricted them to 111-6 batting first.

Some big hitting from George Munsey, who also starred in the regional final against Heriot’s, hoisted Grange to 70-1 after nine overs of their reply and they never looked back.

Munsey made it to his 50 despite some rain that fell and they won by seven wickets to progress to the final.

In that final they were to face Drumpellier after they saw off Aberdeenshire in the second semi. Some tight early bowling by Gordon Goudie and Raj Routray saw Drumpellier crawl to 19-1 off six overs.

The good bowling continued and by the 12th over Drumps were 45-2 with the 50 coming up in the 14th over.

Some superb late hitting by Graeme McLaren, making 43 not out, helped his side post 122-6. In reply George Munsey was on the button from the off for Grange. A six and a four in the sixth over saw them race to 67-1 and well on the way. They eventually got home by six wickets as McCallum collected the trophy after a great day of cricket.