​Osborne break flag drought in Holbrook and District cricket

A DEVASTATING spell of pace bowling from Connor Galvin has guided Osborne to its first premiership in 32 years.

Ed Perryman

Ed Perryman

With Holbrook in a sound position at 2-93, Galvin grabbed three wickets in an over to trigger a stunning collapse.

The Brookers finished at 8-130 with Osborne brothers Nick and Ed Perryman making light work of the run chase.

They made 57 and 51 not out respectively as the home team won with eight overs to spare.

Osborne veteran Darren Howard said the win capped off a strong year for the club with it also taking out the under-12 and 15 premierships.

“It was pure relief,” Howard said.

“Cricket is a funny game.

“Even when we got Holbrook out for 130, it’s still a tricky score to chase down.

“I was rapt for people like Max Perryman who put in a lot of work for many years as president.

“He really got the junior set-up going for us.”

It was Howard and fellow veteran Craig Willis’ first A grade premiership.

Galvin was named man-of-the-match after finishing with 5-30 while Jeremy Bahr lent good support with 1-18.

It was an impressive performance considering opening bowler Clancy Galvin missed the clash after a sickening collision with a teammate in last weekend’s semi-final.

Osborne lost opener Luke Richardson for 18 in the chase before Nick and Ed Perryman came together and steered the Tigers to a comfortable victory.

“They batted really well,” Howard said.

“It was good just to watch them go about it.”

Hayden Wishart topscored for Holbrook with Coby Ross also batting well.

The Brookers finished without a flag after losing the first and second grade and under 12 and 15 grand finals.

“Although Holbrook didn’t win one, it’s still a huge effort to get every side into a grand final,” Howard said.

“They are a very strong club.”