Reece Plumbing wins Last Man Stands Cup

 Reece Plumbing's Pat Strathee was named player of the tournament from the Last Man Stands Cup played at Taree and Old Bar.
Reece Plumbing's Pat Strathee was named player of the tournament from the Last Man Stands Cup played at Taree and Old Bar.

THE Mid North Coast Last Man Stands (LMS) Cup T20 cricket competition will become an annual event following the success of the inaugural tournament held at Taree and Old Bar.

Reece Plumbing were the champion team with Pat Strathee from Reece named the Nick Larkin player of the tournament. He scored 187 runs and took a wicket.

The winning team pocketed $500 from major sponsor, Old Bar Tavern. Hit & Hope were the beaten finalists.

Nine sides played in the two day tournament which attracted players from the Central Coast to Kempsey.

In all 12 matches were played for a total of 24 hours of cricket. A total of 2745 runs were scored and 120 wickets taken. Four umpires officiated. Games were also scheduled under lights in the evening, a first for LMS cricket in this area.

“Bring on 2018,’’ Last Man Stands Mid North Coast manager Trent Thompson said, adding he hopes to attract more sides next year.

See the full results, standings and rankings from the weekend here https://www.lastmanstands.com/global