Bush cricket: Goonoo Goonoo Goannas beat Kootingal at Woolomin to secure second premiership

WELL DONE: The Goonoo Goonoo Goannas won their second bush cricket premiership in three years. Photo: Contributed.
WELL DONE: The Goonoo Goonoo Goannas won their second bush cricket premiership in three years. Photo: Contributed.

The Goonoo Goonoo Goannas have won their second bush cricket premiership after defeating Kootingal at Woolomin Recreation Reserve on Saturday.

Helping the Goannas secure their second title in three season was 13-year-old left-arm spinner Deni Baker.

Baker finished with 0-8 off four overs as Kootingal were dismissed for 152 in the 30th over of the 30-over match .

Goonoo Goonoo finished on 8-157, with the winning runs scored in the final over. They earned an extra 10 points for having two girls bat.

YOUNG GUN: Deni Baker, 13, impressed in the bush cricket grand final.

YOUNG GUN: Deni Baker, 13, impressed in the bush cricket grand final.

Baker was named in the Australian under-15 merit squad after a stellar performance for ACT/NSW Country at the under-15 national championships in Adelaide in January.

Goannas captain Mark Daley said: “It was amazing to watch a 13-year-old match it with guys who have played grade cricket in town … It's a credit to her ability.”

Daley top-scored, retiring on 30. His innings included two sixes. Joel Mace also hit two sixes in his 26. 

Luke Blackler and Brian McGill both claimed two wickets for Kootingal. Blackler also scored 29.

Mace, Matt Spry and Peter Chapman all claimed two wickets for the Goannas.