Rain ruins chance of honest win
FOR Frenchville captain Todd Wells, the rain has again ruined the chance to rightfully claim a premiership title.
Rockhampton Cricket announced yesterday that today's and tomorrow's junior and senior grand final matches were cancelled after torrential rain deluged the central region during the week.
Frustration is sure to be setting in but nevertheless, the cancellation of the game means Frenchville gain their seventh consecutive premiership.
"It is a bit of an anti-climax," Wells said. "You haven't really worked for the premiership feeling."
"It's a sweeter moment when you have earned the title after playing a good hard game of cricket."
Although the match was tipped slightly in Frenchville's favour, Wells insisted he had hoped to earn the victory.
"We didn't get the opportunity to have a good challenge," he said. "We would have rather played the game to win, but unfortunately due to bad weather it was handed to us. It was a shame for Brothers, as they did not have a shot to try and knock us off."
Despite the disappointment, Wells said his side had earned the overall title, playing well throughout the 2011/2012 season.
"I think we did deserve it, we have played some very good cricket this year," he said. "In hindsight, our bowling was at its best with Karl Batey and David Goltz bowling good line and length consistently with good pace. Batting wise we didn't score as many runs, but we did enough to win games."
However, this weekend their seventh consecutive victory won't be all the Frenchville side will be celebrating.
"The second grade also got their fifth premiership win, which is a very special achievement for the club," Wells said.
"To have us win our seventh and them their fifth is something I'm sure everyone here at Frenchville will be celebrating."
A-grade: Frenchville Falcons
2nd grade: Frenchville Falcons
3rd grade: Gracemere Yellow
4th grade: Gracemere Green