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Hills Win Thriller To Claim Meyer Shield

January 29, 2024 3:54 pm in by
Photo Credit: Photography by Mark Liebich

The Hills Cricket Association have returned to the Meyer Shield winners list for the first time in four years, after winning a one-wicket thriller against Great Southern yesterday at the Summit Sports and Recreation Park. 

Batting first, the Crays put together a strong score on the back of half centuries from Encounter Bay pair Matt Overall (61) and Sam Hoffmann (56*), reaching 8/186 from their 50 overs.

The Hills in response needed a range of batters to play their part, with Jordan Neis-Beer (45), Harrison Webb (38*), Josh Healey (27) and Mitchell Thomas (23 off 23) all stepping up when needed to steer their side home in a tense finish, which came down to the final over.

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It marks the first time since their three-peat in 2020 that the Hills have claimed the Meyer Shield.

Last year’s champions Alexandra and Eastern Hills finished 3rd while the Murray Towns finished 4th.

The full scorecard from the final, as well as the rest of the tournament’s matches, can be found here.

The best of the tournament have now started another challenge today, as the Senior Country Cup gets going with the Fleurieu and Districts side up against the Eyre Peninsula.  

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