Central Coast Rush have defeated the ACT Aces by 24 runs in the Grand Final of the 2018/19 Plan B Regional Bash, to win the title for the first time, at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), on February 5.
The Rush defended a sizeable total of 4/152 from their 20 overs by dismissing ACT for 128.
Ben Cohen, from the Central Coast, was named Player of the Final, after a pivotal 44 from 31 balls, that included five fours and one six.
Central Coast allrounder, Adam Taylor, was named Player of the T20 Series.
From four matches, he accrued 133 runs to his name, at an average of 33.3, and claimed eight scalps at nine.
All four teams that made the finals day, including the Central West Wranglers and the Coffs Coast Chargers, made the elimination stages for the first time.
ACT defeated the Wranglers by six wickets in the Thunder Conference final, during the first game of the day, while Central Coast booked its place in the decider with a seven-wicket win over the Chargers.
The Plan B Regional Bash title adds a fourth NSW Country Cricket title to the three already won by Central Coast this season.
It has claimed the McDonald’s Country Colts, Under 16 Bradman Cup and Under 14 Kookaburra Cup, and, in the process, already secured the Hogg Silver Shield for the Zone Championship.
Media release, Feb 6
Malcolm Conn, Cricket NSW