Finished: 2nd – 9-4-1.

Round-by-round ladder position: 4th, 1st, 1st, 1st, 1st, 1st, 4th, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 4th, 3rd.

Bash for Cash: Didn’t make finals – won 0, lost 5.

Most runs: Daniel Chamberlain - 538 @ 38.4.

Most wickets: Anthony Collins - 37 @ 16.6.

Highest score: 163* – Simon Marwood, v Axe Creek, round 2.

Best bowling: 6-45 – Simon Marwood, v Golden Gully, round 5.

THE Emus were unable to make it back-to-back flags after running into a red-hot United in the grand final.

Their premiership defence couldn’t have got off to a better start when they won their first five games to sit on top of the ladder, before suffering a mid-season slip-up with back-to-back losses to Spring Gully and Marong.

Finished third on the ladder and defied the odds in a rain-affected semi-final against Golden Gully beat the Cobras by 72 runs to earn their crack at back-to-back flags.

Anthony Collins (37 wickets) and Simon Marwood (33) shouldered a heavy load with the ball as they combined for 70 of the 131 wickets the Emus took for the season.

In what was a superb all-round season, Marwood (497 runs) was also dominant with the bat.

DIVISION 2: 8th – 2-9-1.

DIVISION 3: No team.

DIVISION 4: No team.

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