2016-17 Premiers 4th Grade
A great season for the Helensvale Pacific Pines Hawks!!!
4th Grade Premiers for 2016/17! (and 5th Grade runners up)
Go the Hawks!
On the 25th March 2017, the Hawks commenced Grand Final appearances in both 4th grade against Broadbeach/Robina Cricket Club at Mallawa Sports Oval and in 5th grade against Surfers Paradise Cricket Club at Sir Bruce Small Oval.
4th grade were asked to field and struck second ball of the match, C.Hallett claiming an lbw. BRCC established a decent partnership which took them to 60 runs before the fall of the second wicket. HPPCC grabbed a third wicket to have them 3/66 and anyone’s game. BRCC once again consolidated and another partnership saw them climb to 3/131 before HPPCC proceeded to take 7/16 and dismiss BRCC for 147 in 32.4 overs. Stand outs with the ball: C.Hallett 3/11, T.Fraser 3/28, M.Gillett 2/10, M.Wade 2/37
The chase got off to a bad start, losing the first wicket early. However, a 46 run partnership from B.Daley and D.Rogers carried HPPCC to 2/50. When B.Daley was dismissed for 35, HPPCC had slumped to 5/73, still 75 runs required for victory. A 48 run partnership between L.Hansen (36) and E.Baker (13) steadied the ship for HPPCC and got the target to within 20 runs. The lower order then stepped up and took HPPCC to needing 5 runs from the last over, 2 wickets in hand. You could cut the tension with a knife. B.Harris on strike, first ball, FOUR down the ground. 1 required off 5 balls. Next ball of the over was down leg side with the umpire indicating a wide. HAWKS WIN! Great scenes as the players and fans rejoice and celebrate a great day and overall a fantastic season.
Commiserations to 5th grade who were unsuccessful in chasing a large target of 192 intheir Grand Final. Stand out performers: M.Dobson 3/18, N.Trembath 0/17 (7), J.Ryff 29.