15 Years is a long time between drinks for Golden Point hopefully they will quench their thirst this weekend by winning the BCA Shield
WITH the grand final cup in sight its game on in the Ballarat Cricket Association Firsts Grand Final between Golden Point and Brown Hill.
Brown Hill won the toss and elected to send Golden Point to the crease first. The best partnership in the first innings was that of Simon Ogilvie and Josh White who put on 70 for the first wicket.
At the conclusion of the second days play Golden Point is 6/159 and will resume this week with Saman Jayantha 78 not out and Andrew Warrick 9 not out.
These will resume their partnership on Saturday and with the team hoping they can put on as many runs as possible, aided by the last three to come.
With a lead of 159 Golden Point would be hoping to get another 100 and put Brown Hill under more pressure.
Brown Hill finished their first innings on 146 and will be chasing a score of 250 if all goes to plan for Golden Point.
This is Golden Point’s first attempt in fifteen years for a premiership.
The last grand final they played in was in 2001-02, when they beat Wendouree, and the boys are more than keen to hold the cup.
It could be a huge weekend for Golden Point if they can hold their nerve and get some more runs and bowl Brown Hill out. Golden Point has been playing well this year and have made lots of runs this year, not as many as they would have liked in the grand final but it may be enough to get them over the line.
Brown Hill is no pushover and very good with the bat but after last week, Golden Point is looking slightly ahead.
There is still plenty of cricket to play with 160 overs to get through this weekend.