It all comes down to this…

The Men’s NSW Premier Cricket Final will be played between Northern District and Mosman at Bankstown Oval over April 1, 2 and 3.

Northern District:

A star-studded team that claimed the Minor Premiership by losing only one match throughout the regular season.

The Rangers squad is captained by the experienced Ben Davis and features both senior and junior representative stars in Chris Green (Sydney Thunder), Lachlan Shaw (Australia U19), Corey Miller (Australia U19), Toby Gray (NSW/ACT Country Comets) and Ross Pawson (NSW/ACT Country Comets).

Bowlers to watch

Wickets

Average

BBI

Scott Rodgie

29

13.17

5/32

Ross Pawson

27

16.30

3/15

Toby Gray

12

33.58

2/23


Batters to watch

Runs

Average

H.S

Scott Rodgie

732

61.00

147

Chris Green

370

46.25

100

Lachlan Shaw

300

37.50

98

 

Player to watch for the final: Scott Rodgie

Rodgie will have an impact with both bat and ball as proven all season. With the bat, Rodgie has passed 100 on three occasions and 50 on two. His most notable century would come in the Ranger’s round 9 encounter with Mosman in which he opened the batting and lasted throughout the entire innings, finishing on 111*. With the ball, Rodgie sits in second place for wickets taken this season in the NSW Premier Cricket first-grade competition.

Mosman:

A side coming off the back of two 340+ runs first-innings totals in their qualifying and semi-final. Under the solid guidance of captain Nathan Hinton, the Whales managed to secure second place on the championship ladder.

Former Australian ODI and Brisbane Heat representative Peter Forrest not only coaches the side but spearheads the batting line-up. With young guns like Elijah Eales and Lachlan Hearne also in the team, Mosman are a serious threat to take home the Belvidere Cup.

Bowlers to watch

Wickets

Average

BBI

Elijah Eales

25

23.88

5/48

Matthew Moran

23

19.09

4/27

Jake Turner

23

26.57

4/80


Batters to watch

Runs

Average

H.S

Peter Forrest

667

74.11

121*

Harry Dalton

388

38.80

76

Matthew Calder

337

48.14

72

 

Player to watch for the final: Peter Forrest

The former NSW, QLD, Brisbane Heat and Australian representative has been lethal with the stick in hand all season. Forrest has five half-centuries and one unbeaten century from the 12 first-grade matches he’s played in 2021-22. Captain Nathan Hinton can’t speak highly enough of Forrest stating “his efforts have made a tremendous impact on our success this season”.

Fun Facts:

- The two sides last faced off in Round 9 in a match that saw Northern District come out on top by 91 runs. Scott Rodgie starred with 111* and 2-20.

- Northern District haven’t played in a Belvidere Cup final in 29 years.

The epic encounter begins tomorrow, April 1 at 10.30am live from Bankstown Oval.

View live scores via the Match Centre.