Henderson battle

FIELDING: Nick Gale fielding for Tumby Bay in the Henderson Shield match against Far West earlier this year.
FIELDING: Nick Gale fielding for Tumby Bay in the Henderson Shield match against Far West earlier this year.

2019 Henderson Shield final

TUMBY Bay and Great Flinders will field full-strength sides in this year’s Henderson Shield final at Tumby Bay on Sunday.

Tumby Bay earned the right to host the final with solid victories over Mid West and Far West, whilst Great Flinders had good wins against Eastern Eyre and Kimba in their minor round games.

Great Flinders boasts a talented side with Eyre Peninsula representatives Brad Hazelgrove and Alex Mahoney sure to play big roles with bat and ball.

Their batting strength looks solid with the likes of Watson, Paech, Green and Carr giving them plenty of depth.

Bryce Breed and Mahoney will lead their attack, and if the experienced Matt Forster is selected he will give nothing away with the ball.

Likewise Tumby Bay’s Eyre Peninsula reps – Joe Walker, Jackson Murphy and Harry Degner – all had a solid carnival and will play big roles for their side on Sunday.

They will bat deep with the experienced duo of Pedemonte and Telfer at the top of the innings, and the Gale brothers who have been in good form this year.

Their attack will be led by young spearheads Murphy and Anesbury.

They also have a strong fielding side which will be important in a game where there does not look to be a lot between the two sides.

The game kicks off at 10.30am, with lunch at the Seabreeze Hotel. Full bar and barbecue facilities will be available.

The B grade final will also be hosted by Tumby Bay when they take on a strong Port Lincoln side at Mortlock Park, also starting at 10.30am.

The Tumby Bay Cricket Association looks forward to seeing a big crowd at both games, and encourages supporters from all associations to make the trip to support what should be entertaining games.