Marcellin runners-up in 37th Marist Carnival

Marcellin and St John’s Woodlawn played out a terrific grand-final at Golden Square in Bendigo on Monday. Unfortunately for Marcellin, St John’s proved too strong, prevailing by 19 runs. Batting first on a flat deck, the hard-hitting St John’s threatened to take the game completely away from Marcellin; at one stage being 3-160 off 34 overs. However, as has been Marcellin’s trademark during the carnival, the bowlers fought back taking 7-30 in the next ten overs, leaving Marcellin a gettable 190. Marcellin’s reply was positive, posting a 55 opening partnership. Some tight bowling and loss of wickets at inopportune times saw St John’s get on top. With the wicket now crumbling and keeping low, Marcellin found it difficult to pick off some cheap runs as the St John’s boys bowled a disciplined line and length. Trent Williams was once again a star making 68 and giving Marcellin a bit of chance in the last ten overs. Andrew Dallimore picked up 3 more wickets in the morning session.

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