The Orana Outlaws side was determined to win the Plan B Regional Bash this season after falling at the semi-final stage last summer.
An opening round win over the Central West Wranglersgot Jason Ryan’s men on their way and the campaign came to a victorious close on Sunday evening when the Outlaws defeated the Northern Rivers Rock in the final under lights at Australia’s home of cricket, the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Highlights from the Orana Outlaws’ Plan B Regional Bash final win at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday night.Here’s how the Outlaws’ season unfolded.
Even before the season proper began, hopes were high following the announcement of a powerful Orana squad for the second edition of the Plan B Regional Bash, with Nathan Pilon taking over the captaincy and Ben Patterson joining him as a marquee player.
ROUND 1ORANA OUTLAWS v CENTRAL WEST WRANGLERS
No. 1 Oval, Dubbo. October 16
RATTLED HIS CASTLE: The moment when Ben Patterson bowled Central West’s Joey Coughlan was a real highlight but unfortunately for the Orana side Patterson had overstepped the mark and it was deemed a no ball. Photo: PAIGE WILLIAMS
The season began with an emphatic win over local rivals, the Central West Wranglers.
Despite the Wranglers beginning well, man of the match Wes Giddings (3/15 and 27) led the Outlaws to a convincing seven wicket victory.
First wicket! Ben Strachan strikes for the Outlaws and removes Josh Toole lbw for 4. Wranglers 1/21 in the fourth over #PlanBBashpic.twitter南京夜网/CCqlkRGIY3
— Nick Guthrie (@Nj_Guthrie) October 16, 2016ROUND 2SOUTH COAST CREW v ORANA OUTLAWS
Bradman Oval, Bowral. November 6
The second round clash with the South Coast Crew was a match the Outlaws seemed destined to lose until Mat Skinner and Marty Jeffrey combined in a crucial partnership which sealed a two wicket win.
UNITED: The Orana Outlaws squad together at Bradman Oval in Bowral before its thrilling win over South Coast in the second round. Photo: FACEBOOK
Skinner was named man of the match after taking 2/16 with the ball and scoring 31 not out, and even he admitted he was shocked to feature so heavily for the Outlaws.
Orana coach Jason Ryan delighted after Mat Skinner’s heroics send Outlaws to #PlanBBash finals at @scghttps://t.co/[email protected]_NSW
— Nick Guthrie (@Nj_Guthrie) November 6, 2016SEMI-FINALORANA OUTLAWS v WAGGA WAGGA SLOGGERS
Sydney Cricket Ground, December 11
The Outlaws returned to the SCG after being beaten in the semi-finals in the inaugural edition of the Plan B Regional Bash.
LEADER OF THE PACK: Nathan Pilon was a standout behind the stumps all campaign and produced some fantastic stumpings in the finals. Photo: CRICKET NSW
This time the Wagga Wagga Sloggers were the opponents and a brilliant 128 run partnership between Jordan Moran and captain Nathan Pilon set the Outlaws up for a clinical 28 run win.
FINALORANA OUTLAWS v NORTHERN RIVERS ROCK
Sydney Cricket Ground, December 11
STANDOUT: Jordan Moran was one of Orana’s best on finals day, making scores of 75 and 26 in the last two matches as the Outlaws went on to win the title. Photo: CRICKET NSW
The Orana Outlaws met the men from the north coast in the final of Country Cricket’s NSW premier Twenty20 competition.
It was far from easy for the Outlaws, who had to deal with some excellent Northern Rivers bowling and also some light rain shortly after taking to the field.
HE’S GONE: Wes Giddings enjoyed some quality moments for the Orana Outlaws this season but this moment in the semi-final against Wagga was not one of them. Photo: CRICKET NSW
But despite that, the boys from out west played the better cricket when it mattered and scored a thrilling 13 run win.
Mitch Bower was named man of the match in the decider after belting a brutal 51 from 21 balls late on and he said a patient approach was crucial at such an important time in the game.
Orana captain Nathan Pilon speaks to Cricket NSW after Orana’s win in the final on Sunday night.Captain Pilon was also delighted after the win, and while he played a key role throughout the campaign, he was adamant the title win was a team effort and said the mateship within the side was one of the big reason’s behind Orana’s success.
Orana Outlaws win!! They’re the 2016/17 #PlanBBash champions after outstandingly tough 13 run win over Northern Rivers at @[email protected]南京夜网/DZRpvOv8Wq
— Nick Guthrie (@Nj_Guthrie) December 11, 2016This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.