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2009/10 Victorian Premier Cricket Grand Final (Fri-Sun)

[b]2009/10 Kookaburra Victorian Premier Cricket Grand Final[/b]
[b]Melbourne vs St Kilda at Melbourne University[/b]
[b]Friday March 26 to Sunday March 28 2010 (Res Day Monday March 29)[/b]

[b]Playing Hours:[/b] 11am to 1pm,1:30pm to 3:30pm,3:50pm to 5:50pm

[b]Umpires:[/b] John Ward,Tony Ward

[b]Melbourne:[/b] To be announced on Thursday Night

[b]St Kilda:[/b] To be announced on Thursday Night

[b][u]Only meeting in 2009/10 Season[/u][/b]
[b]Round 7 Nov 14,21 2009 at Albert Ground[/b]
Melbourne 157(Meuller 5/42,Beer 3/43) lost to St Kilda 225(Rummans 141,Dale 4/36,Halbish 3/51).

[b]Live updates:[/b] [url][/url]

[b][u]Weather Forecast[/u][/b]
[b]Friday:[/b] Isolated showers developing Max 29
[b]Saturday:[/b] Isolated showers Max 26
[b]Sunday:[/b] Little rain later Max 28
[b]Monday(Res Day):[/b] Patchy Rain clearing Max 24

[b][u]Other XI'S Grand Finals(to be played on Sat 27 and Sun 28 March)[/u][/b]
[b]2nd XI at Bill Lawry Oval,Northcote[/b]
Carlton vs Geelong
[b]3rd XI at Toorak Park,Prahran[/b]
Geelong vs Melbourne
[b]4th XI at AH Butler Oval,Frankston[/b]
Northcote vs St Kilda


[b]STUMPS DAY 1[/b]

Melbourne 6/195 (94.2 overs)

Cooper 104*
Halbish 5*

Middlin 48

Mueller 3/40

Rain Stopped Play at 5:30, Play Abandoned at 5:45

Play resumes at 11am today


[b]STUMPS DAY 2[/b]

Melbourne (res.6/195) All Out 230 (109.3 overs)

Cooper out for 114
Halbish out for 21

Quiney 3/18(13 overs)

St Kilda 5/135 (68 overs)

Sykes 39*
Lalor 2*

Handscomb 42

Dale 3/33 (28 overs,14 maidens)
Cassell 2/54 (18 overs)

Bad Light stopped play at 5:39, Play abandoned at 5:50pm

Play resumes at 11am tomorrow (1st session will be a cracker)

vfa's picture

Who would you back at the moment Robbo ?
Looks very evenly balanced.
Maybe the Saints just ...


Evenly poised still. Not a high scoring game but an interesting one.

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I use to work with Tony Ward who is one of the umpires. He played district cricket for Collingwood and North Melbourne I think. Was a good bowler. Also umpired in the VFA in the 80s.
He is a keen Essendon supporter and does not mind the trots.
Very down to earth bloke who has umpired some Twenty 20 matches at the MCG as well as some interstate.


Melbourne have won their first 1st XI title since 1997/98 after defeating St Kilda by 55 runs at Melbourne Uni today. It is Melbourne's 19th 1st XI flag. Rob Cooper with his 114 in the 1st Innnings won the John Scholes Medal for player of the final.

[B]Melbourne 1st Innings 230[/B]

[B]St Kilda 1st Innings (res.5/135) All Out for 175 (90 overs)[/B]

Dale 6/43 (38 overs,19 maidens)
Cassell 3/66 (24 overs)

[B]Melbourne 2nd Innings 3/74 (42 overs)[/B]

Kent 29
Hill 20*

Mueller 2/31

Melbourne led by 129 runs with 7 wkts in hand and 36 overs remained at Tea when St Kilda conceeded the game.

[B]Other grand finals[/B]
[B][I]2nd XI at Bill Lawry Oval,Northcote[/I][/B]
Carlton 231(Petsinis 82,Crawley 52*,McPhee 3/34,Muller 3/51) lost to Geelong 5/232(Stanely 109*)
[B][I]3rd XI at Toorak Park,Prahran[/I][/B]
Melbourne 9/383(cc)(Heath 95,Huf 64,Larter 53*,Ogle 3/67) def Geelong 265(Ibbs 153,Boyle 6/59)
[B][I]4th XI at AH Butler Oval,Frankston[/I][/B]
Northcote 141(Abbatangelo 64,Laragy 4/28,Gilbert 4/40) and 2/57 def St Kilda 112(Smith 3/28)

[B][I]Cricket Victoria Awards Night is on this Wednesday at Crown Palladium[/I][/B]

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Good to see the Dragons win something at least albeit a fourths flag.