Western Suburbs have completed a mighty summer with their batting power securing them the Sci-Fleet Motors First Grade Premiership.
The Bulldogs win saw them claim the Cam Battersby Cup as two-day premiers, with the minor premiers Ipswich Hornets forced to keep waiting on their hopes of winning a maiden title.
After dismissing Ipswich last weekend for 213, Wests batted into the final weekend to put themselves in an unassailable position.
Wests finished at 6-443, with four half centuries and a disciplined 125 from allrounder Steve McGiffin putting the icing on their premiership cake.
It was McGiffin's second century in a Final, recording three figures in Wests previous premiership.
Young batsman Jared Sippel was unbeaten on 55 when the two captains met and agreed to call the result.
Wests quick Blake Edwards was awarded the Andy Bichel award for his man of the match four wicket haul last weekend to help restrict the home side.
The prolific Sam Truloff added 92 to his mighty season total of 1116 runs at 111.6 in the two-day competition, including five centuries and four half centuries in his 13 matches.
Truloff’s haul has sent cricket historians diving into the records of the past, with the tally believed to have overhauled one of the oldest marks in the books, that of Queensland batsman F C ‘Cecil’ Thompson who was widely attributed to have scored 1069 runs in 1922-23.
Truloff, who finished the season in the Queensland Bulls first class and one-day line-ups, had a total season aggregate of 1235 runs at 72.65.
It was Wests first premiership since 2016-17.
The victory capped off a super season for respected Wests coach Peter Steindl, who also steered Brisbane Grammar School to the GPS First XI title last month. The former Scottish representative and national coach has worked diligently behind the scenes for several seasons to build the club's overall depth and strength.
Elsewhere, the KFC Queensland Premier Cricket competition welcomed Premiership winners in the lower grades with the final weekend wrapping up titles from Second Grade to Sixth Grade.
University of Queensland defeated Gold Coast in the Alan Pettigrew Shield Final, Redlands were likewise triumphant over the Dolphins in the Norm McMahon Shield Third Grade decider, and Norths won a last day thriller over neighbours Toombul in the Bob Spence Shield Fourth Grade Final.
Toombul had better luck in the Roy Tanner Shield final, claiming the Fifth Grade title with a win over University of Queensland (2).
And in the WEP Harris Shield, Redlands went back-to-back to take out the Sixth Grade premiership in a hard-fought clash with South Brisbane.
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