Carngham set to defend against Skipton in cricket season decider

IT WILL almost be a case of David v Goliath in Saturday’s Grenville Cricket Association grand final, as Carngham and Skipton clash in the season decider.

Out to defend last year’s premiership will be Carngham, who is aiming for back-to-back titles.

However, standing in its way will be Skipton, which has risen from last place last year to finish the home and away season on top of the ladder and be considered a genuine chance to claim its first A-grade flag in 21 years.

Skipton captain-coach Darren Fletcher said it had been a “dream season” so far for the club, which was thrilled just to make the grand final.

His side was extremely hungry to claim the shield, he said.

“We’re under no illusions it’s going to be tough,” Fletcher said.

“We were initially thinking we would finish around fifth or sixth but to be in the grand final is great.”

For the reigning premiers, captain Chase Dummett said his side was quietly confident.

The 50-over one-day match will be played at Linton at 11am on Saturday.