There was plenty of runs on offer at Nemingha Oval on Saturday as Northies bested Kootingal in the Peel Valley Bush Cricket A grade grand final.
The newcomers to the competition, Northies, batted first and went at a reasonable clip in the first 10 overs.
They were 2-57 at the end of the 10th over, having just lost Nick Pearson (32), which was when they accelerated their scoring.
They lost just the one wicket while scoring 49 runs in a five-over period thanks largely to Aaron Dennis (39).
Kootingal then tightened things up before Northies finished with a flurry.
Northies were sitting at 6-127 before the 22nd over went for 19 runs.
The next eight overs went for no less than seven runs each as Northies posted an intimidating 222 from their 30 overs.
No 11 Pete Nuske belted five sixes to top the scoring with 43 while Tim Collins (36) was also in the runs.
Luke Blackler led the way with the ball with 2-10 while Aaron Johnston and Nathan Cooper both finished with 2-29.
In reply, Kootingal had contributors right across the park.
Captain Doug Barry (24) topped the scoring for Kootingal closely followed by Jason Strudwick and Gemma Johnson who both scored 23.
Blackler chimed in the 21 runs of his own - he shared a 45-run opening stand with Strudwick - but it wasn't to be for Kootingal.
They finished on 181 as Northies claimed the premiership in their first season in the competition.
Sam Collins and Jack Walsh both chimed in with two wickets for Northies.
The B grade grand final was won by Woolomin who claimed victory over Nundle earlier in the day.
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