Stand-in Bulls captain Adrian Morrisby praised his side in their T20 grand final victory over Black Stars on Saturday November 16.
"Not only were we without our regular captain Jones, but also our premier pace bowler Hussien," Morrisby said.
The Black Stars won the toss and decided runs on the board was their plan.
Openers Bateman (19) and Cameron (17) got the Stars off to a reasonable start and were both out caught with the score at 2-37 after six overs.
Reasonable starts seemed to be the tale of the rest of the Stars innings with Nadish (22), Kyle (18) and Stewart (23) all making starts but not cashing in.
This was largely due to some tidy bowling from player of the final Hall who took 2-16 off his four overs and stand in skipper Morrisby who had 3-25 and his hat-trick ball dropped behind the stumps.
Some late order hitting from Hill (41) rejuvenated the Stars innings for them to end on 7-157.
"We were happy to bowl first since we had been chasing all season, we thought 157 was about 30 runs short so we knew we had the lineup to chase it down," Morrisby said.
There were no signs of finals nerves once openers Hall and Jerome put the pads on, heading into the half way mark at drinks with the score at 1-79 and only Jerome (34) in the sheds.
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Stars bowler Hill bowled economically but was unlucky not to take a scalp with 0-20 off his four.
The Stars bowlers struggled to defend their par score and Hall went on to stand tall holding onto his bat for a chance-less 82 not out.
The Bulls chased down the Stars score in the 19th over 2-158.
Morrisby said Hall had one hell of a game.
"I decided to give him the new ball and he bowled superbly, then to go out and score 82 not out was even better," he said.
Now Mount Isa cricket heads into the 40 over competition this weekend.
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