Arnold, Kingower set for Upper Loddon cricket grand final showdown

KEY PLAYER: Kingower's Nick Leach has had a superb season with the ball, snaring 34 wickets. Kingower takes on Arnold in the Upper Loddon cricket grand final starting Saturday at Inglewood. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

KEY PLAYER: Kingower's Nick Leach has had a superb season with the ball, snaring 34 wickets. Kingower takes on Arnold in the Upper Loddon cricket grand final starting Saturday at Inglewood. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

ARNOLD has the opportunity to break a 19-year premiership drought in the Upper Loddon Cricket Association when the three-day grand final gets under way on Saturday morning.

Arnold – which finished on top of the ladder – takes on Kingower in the grand final, which will be played Saturday, Sunday and next Saturday from 10.30am at Inglewood.

Arnold won its last flag in 1998-99 when it completed a premiership hat-trick by defeating Inglewood.

Kingower – beaten by Bridgewater in last year’s decider – is playing in its 11th grand final in the past 16 seasons, but has won just two flags through that time.

In their only meeting during the home and away season Kingower (1-199) thumped Arnold (103).

Grand final teams:

ARNOLD

Ash Younghusband (c)

Runs: 334 Wkts: 22

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Phil Scholes

Runs: 472 Wkts: 0

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Cameron Dale

Runs: 221 Wkts: 9

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Brenden Younghusband

Runs: 63 Wkts: 9

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Michael Dale

Runs: 120 Wkts: 14

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Ben Metelmann

Runs: 93 Wkts: 0

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Daniel Mason

Runs: 133 Wkts: 10

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Cody Anderson

Runs: 158 Wkts: 8

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Nick Drew

Runs: 43 Wkts: 2

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Adam Davies

Runs: 7 Wkts: 4

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Brian Hill

Runs: 74 Wkts: 0

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KINGOWER

Braydon Welsh (c)

Runs: 320 Wkts: 11

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James Essex

Runs: 135 Wkts: 6

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David Rose

Runs: 255 Wkts: 0

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Ben Rose

Runs: 289 Wkts: 17

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Nick Leach

Runs: 128 Wkts: 34

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Adam Murphy

Runs: 45 Wkts: 4

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Jayden Leach

Runs: 222 Wkts: 17

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Josh Essex

Runs: 108 Wkts: 0

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Matt Rowe

Runs: 70 Wkts: 2

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Jack Nevins

Runs: 38 Wkts: 2

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Nolan Meek

Runs: 13 Wkts: 5

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