On Sunday afternoon, North Hobart played Clarence in the Grand Final of the 2017/18 Cricket Tasmania Premier League Over 40s competition.
Clarence won the toss and elected to bat at Soldiers Memorial Oval. Andrew Dykes (6) and Blair Brownless (15) looked dangerous early, however the tight bowling of Cameron Greenhill 4/30 (4) restricted the Roos. Though Clarence continued to score at a consistent rate, the Demons bowlers bowled well to restrict the Roos to all out for 106 (19.1). North Hobart Skipper Dan Marsh 3/2 (3.1) bowled superbly through the middle, showcasing as to why he dominated the domestic cricket scene for all those years.
Opening the batting for North Hobart, Stuart Cobern (0) and Danny Bearman (1) fell early. Matthew Armstrong 6 (22) and Dan Marsh 19 (26) tried their best to reconstruct the innings, however, they fell in quick succession. David Collins 32 (32) occupied the crease for the remainder of the innings, but his lower order couldn't show support. Cameron Greenhill 17 (18) kept the Demons hopes alive late, however, with Collins falling in the eighteenth over, the Demons finished 9/92 (18.5), with Paul Collins unable to bat due to injury, the Roos were crowned the victors.