Tahmoor cricketers secure club's inaugural first grade premiership

The triumphant Tahmoor first grade cricket team hold up the premiership shield. (Back, from left): Luke Morgan, Mitch Rockwell, Jake Rockwell, Steve Martin, Jason Burridge, Mark Golding and Simon Dries. (Front, from left:) Clint Harding, Liam Sutton, captain Ian Rockwell, Vic Makaroff, Lawson Clark and Cory Shields.
The triumphant Tahmoor first grade cricket team hold up the premiership shield. (Back, from left): Luke Morgan, Mitch Rockwell, Jake Rockwell, Steve Martin, Jason Burridge, Mark Golding and Simon Dries. (Front, from left:) Clint Harding, Liam Sutton, captain Ian Rockwell, Vic Makaroff, Lawson Clark and Cory Shields.

A group of Tahmoor cricketers created history on the weekend.

The Tahmoor Cricket Club won its inaugural Camden District Cricket Association first grade premiership at Ingleburn's Memorial Oval.

Tahmoor proved far too strong for opponent Ingleburn, winning the two-day decider by 96 runs.

Tahmoor president Craig Bethune said it was special to secure the premiership as the club celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2019.

"It's very exciting for the club," he said.

"It was pretty emotional on the weekend. A lot of life members were at the ground and a few tears were shed."

Tahmoor captain Ian Rockwell won the toss and elected to bat first on Saturday.

The visitors lost a couple of early wickets, but rallied through excellent half-centuries by Lawson Clark (54) and Cory Shields (51).

Luke Morgan (49) also provided excellent support as Tahmoor scored 200 runs from 79 overs.

In reply, Ingleburn's batsmen struggled against some terrific bowling by Tahmoor.

Jason Burridge, Morgan and Mitch Rockwell took three wickets apiece as Tahmoor restricted its opponent to 104 runs from 55 overs.

Morgan was named man of the match for scoring 49 runs and taking 3/20 off 4.4 overs.

Bethune said it was great reward for Morgan, who was one of the team's standout performers this season.

"We were approached by Luke Morgan and Cory Shields last off-season about playing for us," he said.

"They were instrumental this season and among the leading run scorers and wicket-takers in the competition."

The premiership win capped off a big season for the Tahmoor team.

Tahmoor topped the ladder with eight wins during the regular season, also securing the minor premiership

"Our team has been pretty dominant all season and well led by our captain Ian Rockwell," Bethune said.

"A lot of other teams didn't give us a chance, but Ian was determined to win and it gave us a lot of confidence."