The final for the ACT Zone of the Beastwear National Indoor Cricket League sponsored by the Canberra Southern Cross Club has been set with the Wolves set to battle the Southern Cross Cricket Assassins to see who will travel to Melbourne to face the other winners of the various zones around Australia to determine a national champion.
In their two previous matches this season, the Southern Cross Cricket Assassins came out on top in both encounters. In the first match coming away with a 29-run victory and following it up with a 27-run victory in the second match.
Led by Australian representative Timmy Floros, the Wolves contain a strong squad including the likes of current ACT representative Alexander Floros and former Australian representative Dwane Hall. The Wolves finished third in the division and defeated the second placed Play Straight Cricket Panthers in the semi-final to advance to the final this weekend.
“Saturday night was an incredible win, the game was in the balance but we managed to win the crucial moments to see us come away with a victory.” said Alexander Floros. “We now face the Assassins, who we are yet to beat this season, but we believe that we have the strike power to come away with the victory. It will come down to who performs on the night as both sides have great ability and players who can turn the match at any time.”
The Southern Cross Cricket Assassins finished first in the round stage of the competition, seeing them go straight through to the final of the competition. The side includes two-time Alan Wilson Medal winner Vinesh Bennett and current ACT representatives Luke Ryan, Brock Winkler and Tyler Van Luin.
“I’m excited for the challenge this weekend, the Wolves are a very talented team and they will be looking to build on the back of their preliminary final victory.” said Brock Winkler. “We will be ready for whatever comes our way on Saturday, I’m extremely confident in the team’s ability to execute the plans that will be in place. Grand Finals don’t come around every year, so our whole team is keen to go out and enjoy the occasion.”
The final will be streamed on Saturday 24th June 2017 via the Cricket Australia Indoor Facebook page and on www.nicl.com.au.