The Miners Cricket Club have taken out the Ray Stoddart T20 Shield in a thriller of a game that went down to the final over. Miners won the toss and batted first at the Colin Matheson Oval on April 14 for the Port Hedland Cricket Association’s Ray Stoddart grand final. A solid first wicket partnership between Taurean Williams and Billy Cousins was building when Williams was dismissed for 21 to leave the batting side on 1/33. Razi Zain (14) and Cousins (22) tried to keep momentum going but both were dismissed to leave the side stalling at 3/79. A batting collapse saw the Miners lose five wickets for 24 runs to finish their innings on 8/103. Matthew Christie top-scored for the batting side with 27. Aidan Enright (3/13) and Inayat Zaman (2/24) starred with the ball for South. In reply, South Hedland got off to a bad start, losing opener Wayne Stokes for a duck. Regular wickets flowed before Enright and Tom Christides came to the crease and gave life to the chasing side’s innings. Enright smashed 20 from 19 to power the side to 5/63 when he was dismissed. Needing a massive effort, Christides got himself in and set about chasing down the total, guiding the side to 7/96 going into the final over. A four run no ball off the opening ball of the final over saw South need just two runs off the rest of the over to claim the shield. Miners held their nerve though with Daniel Lockley taking a wicket off and Matthew Christie’s sharp field causing a run out to have the game go down to the wire. A no ball on the sixth ball of the over saw South need one run to win off the last ball, while Miners were chasing just one last wicket. Needing one run to win, batter Ben McNeil went for a quick single but was run out by another stellar effort from Christie to see South dismissed for 102. In the end Miners were crowned the champions, defeating South Hedland by one run 8/103 to 10/102. Christides finished unbeaten on 30 from 37 deliveries while Darren Beach, Williams and Lockley shared the wickets with two apiece.