The Leeming Spartan Cricket Club are Minor Premiers after finishing on top of the First Grade ladder in the South Metropolitan Cricket Association in season 2020/21, an incredible achievement in what has been an incredible season.
Following our comprehensive victory over East Fremantle last week by 103 runs in a fixture that saw the first day’s play completely abandoned due to COVID-19, the Leeming Spartan Cricket Club now find themselves in the incredibly enviable position on top of the First Grade ladder, where they are set to finish regardless of the results in this week’s final round.
The Spartans are currently on 86.70 points – 18.6 points ahead of the second-placed SJ Blues who are on 68.1 points. This essentially equates to two victories ahead of the rest of the competition, and given we have been so far undefeated in the two-day competition, it is a deserved outcome for the team.
The Leeming Spartan First Grade has performed brilliantly all year, and this means that we go one-better this season after finishing second last year.
The Spartans have also won the previous two First Grade premierships, including in 2018/19 which was our one-hundredth year. The back-to-back premierships was the first time in our history that achieved this feat, and we are all hoping for a three-peat this season.
The Leeming Spartan Cricket Club has been ably led by captain Paul Kalleske once again, and with a number of phenomenal seasons from players such as Chad Forsyth, Ben Harris, Josh Foster and Mark Elvidge mean the Club will finish the season on top of the ladder in 2020/21.
You can see the First Grade ladder as it currently stands below.
It has been an incredible recent history for the Leeming Spartan Cricket Club, and we all certainly hope that things will continue in the next month ahead!
The Leeming Spartan Cricket Club in action last weekend at John Connell Reserve.