Lions add trophy to the club cabinet

FAIRFIELD Liverpool has won the Sydney Cricket Association Twenty20 competition for the first time in the competition's five-year history.

The triumphant Lions won this exciting format of the game, defeating UNSW at North Sydney Oval on Sunday.

It was a busy day for the Lions players.

The Lions defeated UNSW by seven wickets in the afternoon. In the morning they defeated Sutherland in the semi-final.

In the morning semi-final Sutherland made 54 from 15.4 overs and the Lions reached the target at 6-55.

In the grand final UNSW won the toss and batted their way to 9-121 from their 20 overs.

A match-winning 78 from Grant Lambert steered the Lions to victory.

He battered the UNSW bowling for a lightning 78no from 60 balls, including five fours and four sixes.

Lambert's innings set the standard with the former NSW allrounder in a class of his own in the final with his batting display.

NSW under 17s skipper Jake Doran hammered 25 not out from just 29 balls.

Lambert's performance with the bat was certainly the difference between the two teams, making him the obvious choice to receive the David Warner Medal as the player of the match.

Fairfield-Liverpool are the fifth club to win this trophy since the inception of the competition in the 2008/09 season.

Lions president Richard Cook said it is the third trophy the club has won in its history.

"We have won two first grade premierships and this Twenty20 trophy will go on the cabinet with them," Cook said.

He says the Twenty20 win is a feat for the club and especially provides an opportunity for their players to get signed in future with the Big Bash League.

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