Pinniger joins grand final greats with ton

BENDIGO United's Matt Pinniger joined some of the greats of the Bendigo District Cricket Association with his match-winning grand final century at the weekend.

Pinniger's 115 helped the Redbacks set up an imposing 6-283 against Golden Square in the grand final at the Queen Elizabeth Oval.

Since 1922 - from which all BDCA grand final scorecards are available - Pinniger's 115 was the 26th first XI century.

The left-handed opener almost beat Golden Square off his own bat after Square was bowled out for 119 on Sunday.

The weekend was Pinniger's fourth first XI flag for the Redbacks.

 BDCA grand final centuries since 1922:

202* - Wayne Walsh (Eaglehawk) v Bendigo, 1987.

172 - Ted Besford (Golden Square) v Ordnance Imperials, 1944.

171 - Ron Porter (Harcourt) v South Bendigo, 1929.

156 - Les Harris (Golden Square) v Bendigo, 1947.

139* - Heath Behrens (Bendigo United) v Golden Square, 2007.

132 - Herb Hesse (Bendigo United) v Harcourt, 1938.

132* - Ron Slattery (Sandhurst) v Golden Square, 1963.

125 - Barry Ayres (Sandhurst) v Bendigo, 1964.

125* - Barry Findlay (Eaglehawk) v North Bendigo, 1986.

119* - Mancel Davies (Eaglehawk) v Harcourt, 1934.

115* - Neil Williams (Eaglehawk) v Bendigo United, 2006.

115 - Matt Pinniger (Bendigo United) v Golden Square, 2014.

113* - Max Taylor (Eaglehawk) v Strathdale, 1983.

109 - Ray Turner (Eaglehawk) v Sandhurst, 1954.

109 - Geoff Findlay (Eaglehawk) v Bendigo, 1994.

108 - Heath Behrens (Bendigo United) v Eaglehawk, 2003.

107* - Gibson Pritchard (Harcourt) v South Bendigo, 1929.

107 - Barry Ayres (Sandhurst) v Golden Square, 1963.

105* - Doug Wilson (Golden Square) v Bendigo, 1947.

105 - Herb Turner (Eaglehawk) v Golden Square, 1959.

103 - Ron Porter (Harcourt) v Eaglehawk, 1928.

101 - Gordon Moore (Golden Square) v Bendigo, 1935.

101* - Ken Wust (Sandhurst) v Bendigo, 1962.

101* - Tony Taig (Kangaroo Flat) v Strathdale, 2004.

100 - Ray Turner (Eaglehawk) v Bendigo, 1957.

100* - Doug Keck (Sandhurst) v Bendigo, 1966.

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