Yaralla A-grade 2014 Premiers.
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Yaralla takes A-grade premiership title via a washout

THE first grand final washout in more than 15 years has given Yaralla the chance to celebrate its season for a whole weekend.

The minor premiers of the A-grade cricket competition gained the premiership via a washout.

While the team is certainly worthy of its title and happy to achieve it, it is not the way the players wanted to win.

Captain Chris Bye would have preferred to finish the season with a victory in the big match.

"We are disappointed, but it doesn't dampen the celebrations," Bye said, sitting next to a very damp Clinton Oval at the Gladstone Cricket presentation.

Brothers and BITS also have reason to cheer.

The Reserve and B-grade titles were won in the same fashion as Yaralla, with teams unable to take the grounds for their grand finals.

While smiles and congratulations were shared among players, outgoing association president Russell Williams said there is room for improvement as the game moves forward.

"It has not been the best season," Williams said.

He said there had been a few judicial issues to sort during the season.

Williams said it was also disappointing to end the season with washouts.


  • A-grade - Yaralla
  • Reserves - Brothers
  • B-grade - BITS

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