Wagga City defeat South Wagga to win grand final

Wagga City are back on top of Wagga cricket following a comprehensive grand final win over South Wagga on Sunday.

CREAM RISES: Wagga City celebrates after a five-wicket win over South Wagga in the Wagga cricket grand final at Robertson Oval on Sunday. Picture: Laura Hardwick

CREAM RISES: Wagga City celebrates after a five-wicket win over South Wagga in the Wagga cricket grand final at Robertson Oval on Sunday. Picture: Laura Hardwick

After an impressive bowling display at Robertson Oval on Saturday, the Cats cruised to a five-wicket victory.

Just as he had done all season, Jon Nicoll led the charge with both bat and ball.

In a man of the match display, Nicoll snared five wickets as South Wagga were bundled out for 141 inside 53 overs.

He then guided the Cats’ run chase.

Nicoll made 69 before getting out four runs short of the target.

It capped off a big week for the allrounder, who claimed a record fourth consecutive Brian Lawrence Medal on Wednesday night.

With momentum on their side after three must-win matches, captain Warren Clunes was thrilled with the resilience shown by his side after a up and down start to the season.

"It’s a pretty special way to finish the year,” Clunes said.

Steadying the ship after the loss of three quick wickets, Clunes thundered a ball down the ground, scoring a boundary to ensure the victory.

However it was Nicoll and opener Josh Thompson who “dug the sword in”, putting on a 103-partnership to seal the win.

“If they had of taken a couple of wickets this morning they may have had a shot but Jono and Josh were amazing,” Clunes said.

“I know we lost a couple of wickets at the end in there but it was a pretty dominant win.”