The Glen reign
GRAND FINAL RESULTS
A GRADE: The Glen (S Lowry 29no, J Seng 15, D Heymer 15, G Stanton-Cook 13no; D Mills 3-38) d Brothers 91 (R Sawyer 29, A Rabbitt 13; S Lowry 4-9, C Gilmour 3-26, W Lamont 2-18). Man of match: Sam Lowry (The Glen)
RESERVES: BITS 8-230 (P Rose 46, J Wilson 43, J Singh 38; B Schoker 4-53) d The Glen 89 (J Rouse 21; T Booby 5-32). Man of match: Tom Booby (BITS). B GRADE: BITS Saints 9-150 (K Hull 28no, R Murray 22; H Singh 4-27, M Singh 2-12) d Brothers 129 (R Newman 30, M Singh 23; R Murray 2-19, L Hall 2-20, D Gelder 2-27)
A SUPERB all-round performance from Sam Lowry with four wickets and 29 not out guided The Glen to an unexpectedly tight five-wicket win against Brothers in the Gladstone Cricket Incorporated grand final.
Lowry did the damage with the ball to take 4-9 off just nine overs to help dismantle Brothers for 91.
He then settled some nerves within the The Glen's shed after Brothers had fought back to be within striking range.
Glen Stanton-Cook joined Lowry when the score was 5-61 and the pair saw The Glen home.
"We bat right down to number 11 and even Chad Gilmour saved us a few times down the order," an ecstatic Lowry said.
The Glen lost in-form captain Jason Seng cheaply for 15 and Lowry said the strength of the side was that others stepped up.
VIDEO: Watch the celebrations after the winning runs were hit
Stanton-Cook and Lowry were there at the end with an unbeaten 34-run stand.
Earlier in the day, if it were not for the efforts of Ricky Sawyer (29 runs), things could have been worse.
Gilmour (3-26) reigned supreme with his searing left-hand thunderbolts that sent Daniel Mills and Nathan Cobb packing for ducks.
Will Lamont was the perfect foil and took 2-18 which included the wicket of Andrew Cirson who saw his stumps rocked back.
Once Michael Heymer saw the back of Sawyer after he edged one behind; it was The Glen most of the way.
"We always knew early wickets would put them under pressure," victorious skipper Seng said.
"The turning point was that we bowled real tight early and got Mal Carlyon and Terry Sawyer and Ricky out luckily enough."
Brothers captain Terry Sawyer lamented that his team was 20 to 30 runs short.
"We simply didn't get enough runs on the board, but we gave it a good crack and had them at 5-60," Sawyer said.
"It only took a cameo from Sam (Lowry) and then Cooky (Glen Stanton-Cook) and then she was all over."
Sawyer praised the bowling effort of Mills who snared 3-38 from 10 overs.
"It was a good deck and it was quick and we hadn't really played on quick wickets," Sawyer said.