[B][CENTER]2008/09 VB Victorian Premier Cricket Grand Final[/CENTER][/B]
[CENTER][B]Ringwood vs Carlton at Melbourne Uni[/B][/CENTER][B][CENTER]Friday March 27 to Sunday March 29 2009(Reserve Day Monday March 30)[/CENTER][/B]
Both teams come into this game after contrasting semi final wins. Ringwood were 4/11 early before posting 277 against Prahran thanks to Tom Stray who made 127. Before they knocked over Prahran for 114 by taking 9/70 before lunch on Day 2 to give them a chance at back to back flags. While Carlton were forced to chase 380 to win off 90 overs against Fitzroy Doncaster and after struggling at 3/36 and 5/213, Evan Gulbis(165no) and Tim Welford(104no) added a club record 168 run unbeaten 6th wicket partnership to win the game and advance Carlton to their first 1st XI Grand Final for 24 years.
Incredibly this is the first meeting for these teams in the 2008/09 season. The teams last met in Round 15 of 2007/08 season (Feb 23,24 2008) at Ringwood. Ringwood 211(Stray 48,Gilmour 41,McTaggert 3/46,Welsford 3/48) lost to Carlton 241(Pilon 74,Buszard 44,Michael King 5/36).
[B]Session Times:[/B] 11am to 1pm,1:30pm to 3:30pm,3:50pm to 5:50pm (100 overs per day).
[B]Ringwood:[/B] Sean Flynn(Capt),David King,Daniel King,Tom Stray,Ben Osborne,Brendan Walsh,Michael King,Matthew Gale,Joseph Loorham(wk),Steven Gilmour,David McKay
[B]Carlton:[/B] Tim Welsford(Capt),Michael Sheedy,Jake Hancock,Tim Buszard,Nathan Pilon,Evan Gulbis,Tim Ludeman(wk),Nick Austin,Jon Holland,Andrew Dickinson,Chris Salm
[B]Umpires:[/B] To Be Announced
[I][B]Admission is Free,People wishing to attend are advised to take Public Transport to the Ground as there is little or no parking especially on the Friday.[/B][/I]
[B]Score Updates:[/B] [url]http://premier.cricketvictoria.com.au/[/url] [I](Will be updated about every 2 to 3 overs during game).[/I]
[B]Friday:[/B] Sunny Max 21
[B]Saturday:[/B] Sunny Max 23
[B]Sunday:[/B] Shower or Two Max 22
[U][B]Other Grade Grand Finals (To be played on Saturday and Sunday)[/B][/U]
Melbourne vs Ringwood at Princes Park No.1,Carlton
Camberwell Magpies vs Essendon at Toorak Park
Melbourne vs Frankston Peninsula at Camberwell Sports Ground