Gunnedah title in the House

You beauty: Court House celebrates winning Gunnedah's cricket's McAdam Cup after a 58-run grand final defeat of Albion on the weekend. Photo: Gregor Mactaggart
You beauty: Court House celebrates winning Gunnedah's cricket's McAdam Cup after a 58-run grand final defeat of Albion on the weekend. Photo: Gregor Mactaggart

Court House is back ruling supreme in Gunnedah cricket.

The Bulldogs completed a memorable season by sealing the McAdam Cup courtesy of a dominant 58-run win against Albion in this season’s First Grade grand final at Wolseley Park.

The decider was wrapped up before 2.15pm on Sunday as Court House strangled Albion’s batting line-up.

Having scrounged its way to 132 on Saturday, Court House’s bowling attack proved as frugal as Scrooge McDuck, bowling out Albion for a moderate 74 on Sunday.

Teenage all-rounder Lachlan King was the star for the Dogs in all facets of the game.

King and fellow rising star Alex Beasley lifted Court House from 9-109 late on day one.

Beasley finished unbeaten on 11 and King’s knock of 12 was ended by a run-out, but not after the duo put on 23.

King then conquered Albion’s middle and lower order in a devastating six-over spell which gleaned figures of 4-15, a man-of-the-match effort.

He was ably supported by spearhead Farran Lamb, who claimed the prized scalp of Albion skipper Andy Mack for a duck, during his haul of 3-20 in 19 overs.

Albion’s chase of the 132 (Brad Swain 25, Lamb 21) never seriously gained traction.

Lamb and King reduced Albion to 9-30 before a last-gasp stand of 44 between Luke Ryan (26no) and Andrew George (13).

Ryan had earlier been the pick of the Albion bowlers, taking 4-24 in 19 overs.

Court House could build a dynasty with the team boasting an average age of 20.