SHOT: Colts batsman Brad Millard shows his form with a drive in the grand final against Valleys at Albert Park.
SHOT: Colts batsman Brad Millard shows his form with a drive in the grand final against Valleys at Albert Park. JAMES LOOSE

Colts take cricket trophy in decider

COLTS are the Gympie Cricket Association's 2015-2016 premiers' afters securing the win and the silverware over Valleys in what ended up being a hard fought match at Albert Park over the weekend.

Valleys resumed their innings at 3/59 and despite a last wicket stand Valleys fell just two runs short of forcing Colts back into bat with Colts bowler Chris Hughes securing the last wicket.

"It came down to the wire," Colts captain, Haydn Mitchell told The Gympie Times.

"We are all very happy with how it went," he said.

Colts' ability to form both batting and bowling partnerships was the catalyst for the win.

Valleys bowler Tim Wyvill said his team was forced to field for the majority of the game, spending over 100 overs trying to bowl Colts out.

"We had the runs, we just did not have the wickets," he said.

Tin Can Bay has managed to defend their premiership with a comfortable win over Colts in the reserve grade grand final.

Going into the final day with a massive lead Tin Can Bay put Colts to the sword early.

And although the game was one sided, Tin Can Bay captain, Craig Sorrell said the match was played in the best of spirits.

"We will be hoping to make it three in a row, nest year," Sorrell said.

"The game was played in great spirit."