Successful Southern 50

THE Southern 50 polocrosse tournament, held from Friday to Sunday at Polocrosse Park, Fulham, was an outstanding success.

Sale Polocrosse Club Judy-Anne Wilms said the polocrosse played by the eight teams was some of the best she had seen, which was no surprise as some of the best players in Australia were playing.

The Grills family, from the Albury-Holbrook club in New South Wales, went home $10,000 richer after their Berragoon team took out first prize by defeating the Bombers Australia team in a high standard final.

After the first chukka, Bombers led by three, a margin maintained after the second chukka.

The lead was reduced to just one after the third.

Berragoon began to make its move in the fourth chukka and led by one in the fifth.

Berragoon edged ahead to lead by three with scoring even during the sixth and final chukka as Berragoon defeated Bombers Australia 18-15.

Twenty-year-old Lucy Grills, the only female rider in the competition, won the best overall player and best Australian stockhorse, riding Berragoon Ravers.

Harry Semmens won the Shetland derby from sister Mikayla.

Jimmy and Wayne Price and Tyson Bell won the penning competition.

Jacqui Burns won the senior flag and barrel race, while Harry Semmens claimed the junior race.

Judy Breeze won the barrel race.