THE Sale-Maffra cricket season ended with seven clubs claiming premierships.
After Bundalaguah and Stratford won the junior titles on Labour Day, the silverware was also shared across the five senior grades at the weekend.
Heyfield defeated Maffra in a low-scoring second grade grand final.
Peter Berryman followed an unbeaten 27 with six wickets to be named player of the match.
At the Cameron Sporting Complex in Maffra, the Kangaroos were bowled out for just 131, with the Eagles apparently holding the advantage.
Joel Keane scored 27 and Macauley Lawrenson 19 in the top order, but Heyfield collapsed to be 9-86.
Berryman and Jonathan Zdrazil, 18, put on a vital 45-run partnership for the final wicket.
Glenn Semmens claimed 3-30 for Maffra, with two wickets each from David Griffiths and Ian Hone.
With 18 overs to bat until stumps, Maffra lost four wickets, all from the bowling of Berryman. The Eagles were 4-40 by the end of play.
Ben Sly kept his wicket intact during Saturday’s collapse, but when he was dismissed for 43, caught off Berryman’s bowling, the Eagles were 6-95.
Craig Pendrick tried hard, finishing unbeaten on 27, but lost partners as Maffra was all out for 112, with Brendon Ronan claiming the three of the final four wickets.
Berryman finished with 6-46 from his 21 overs, while Ronan took 3-20.
BOISDALE-Briagolong claimed the honours in third grade, defeating Sale at Nambrok.
The Saints won their final eight matches to finish the season with the silverware.
The Saints scored 6-142 from their 40 overs, with 32 from Darren Randle, 24 not out from Denis Murphy, 24 from Alistair Sandison and an unbeaten 22 from Jake Renooy.
Ray Cox was Sale’s only multiple wicket-taker, with 2-15.
Sale lost nine wickets as it finished eight runs short. Anthony Clissold was not out on 46 and Rod Jones scored 24.
Jake Annear claimed 3-17 from eight overs, with two each from Sandison and Jason Phillips. Sandison’s efforts with the bat and ball were enough for him to be recognised by the umpires as the player of the match.
MAFFRA’S fourth grade team completed an eventful week by winning its grand final against Collegians.
The Eagles had drawn their semi-final Wurruk, which would have progressed to the grand final because of its higher ladder position. The association upheld an appeal from the Eagles relating to the eligibility of a Toads player.
On Saturday at Maffra, Collegians recovered from an early batting collapse to score a competitive 148. Jim Sutton scored 38, Anthony Robbins 31 and James Robbins 21.
Player of the match Brodon Kewish stood out for the Eagles, claiming 5-30. Kewish later retired on 48 runs.
In just 26 overs, the Eagles scored 2-155, with Jim Reeves 45 not out, Rick Whelan 30 and Alistair Hicks 24 not out.
IN the fifths, Sale defeated Rosedale-Kilmany.
After restricting the Warriors to 7-126, the Swans reached their target in the 34th over with two wickets in hand.
Matt Brown scored 30, Peter Padula 28 and Joshy Hill 24 to ensure the Swans victory.
Daniel Finnigan was the pick of the RK bowlers, taking 3-26, while Mark Goodwin claimed 2-26.
Earlier, Spencer Fox retired on 50 for RK, earning his player of the match honours. Sumudu Gamage took 3-11 for the Swans and Jarrod Ingle 2-25.