ARMY retained the Lord of the Oval title when they beat challengers Yadrana by seven wickets in the grand final at Albert Park in Suva yesterday.
Yadrana were the suprise finalists as they had upset Moce by 21 runs in the semi-finals.
They batted first and scored 55 runs in 12 overs with Inoke Lesuma top scoring with 21 runs. Kitione Tavo was the hero for Army as he took six Yadrana wickets for seven runs.
In reply, Army managed to chase and beat the target by two runs. In the process they only lost three wickets thus earning a well deserved seven-wicket victory.
In the plate final, Police beat Sarafui by 40 runs. Police batted first and scored 76 runs for six wickets with Joni Dau top scoring with 17.
In reply, Sarafui were all out for 36 and Dau featured prominently with the ball to claim wickets for seven runs.
The bowl final saw the LICI Sharks beat VICC by 32 runs.
Sharks batted first and scored 113 for the loss of only two wickets in 12 overs with Joji Bulabalavu top scoring with 57 runs.
In reply, VICC were all out for only 81 runs with Greg Brown top scoring with 24 runs. Suva Cricket Association (SCA) vice president Ashney Singh said the finals were a great way to end the SCA season.
"This was a troubled season and it took over 12 weeks for us to complete," Singh said.
"Rain on almost all Saturday in those 12 weeks was the reason why it took so long to finish the season."
"The rain washed out our games and we had to cancel so many games."
Singh said the new season will start in October if the Albert Park is still available.