Newcastle District Cricket Association: Wests defeat Merewether to claim maiden Tom Locker Cup title

Wests have claimed their maiden Tom Locker Cup title following a three-wicket victory over Merewether at No.1 Sportsground on Sunday.

Rosellas batsman Aaron Wivell guided his side home with an unbeaten 48 when chasing down the Lions’ total of 134 with 26 balls to spare in the 40-over one-day final.

Man-of-the-match Wivell and Tom Allen (19 not out) joined forces for an unbroken 40-run eighth-wicket partnership after coming together at 7-95.

Dan Morton (2-28) and Josh Geary (2-26) were the pick of the Lions’ bowlers in the Newcastle District Cricket Association first grade decider.

EARLIER: Wests need 135 runs to claim the club’s first Tom Locker Cup title after producing an impressive bowling display against Merewether at No.1 Sportsground on Sunday.

Rosellas bowlers Joe Price (3-10), James King (3-20), Tom Allen (2-37) and Pete Lojszczyk (1-21) shared the wickets in the first innings with the Lions dismissed for 134 in the 40th and final over. 

Josh Geary top scored with 31 at the top of the order while wicketkeeper Patrick Huolohan made 28 at No.8. Merewether leg-spinner Courtney Moulton (2) retired hurt.

Play in the Newcastle District Cricket Association first grade one-day final is set to resume after 3pm.