SWEET SUCCESS: Laidley celebrates winning the Ipswich and West Moreton one-day cricket grand final at Baxter Oval yesterday.
SWEET SUCCESS: Laidley celebrates winning the Ipswich and West Moreton one-day cricket grand final at Baxter Oval yesterday. Rob Williams

Laidley secures one-day title

A BRILLIANT spell of bowling from Laidley District's Ben Gibson has denied Brothers a three-peat in the Ipswich and West Moreton one-day competition.

Sent in to bat, Brothers' top-order crumbled in yesterday's grand final at Baxter Oval, with Gibson taking five wickets to have Brothers reeling at 7-51.

Craig Mackay (27) and Daniel Trevorrow (15) showed some fight, but it was short-lived as Andrew McIntosh cleaned up the tail with two wickets and a run-out to bowl out Brothers for 101.

Despite the first-ball loss of opener Jason Cubit, Laidley had little trouble reaching the target with Brendan O'Keeffe (44) and Chris Wilson (17) combining for a 55-run partnership to set up the win.

Michael Sippel brought up the winning runs in the 30th over with a lofted drive down the ground.

Determined not to slip up after losing the last two one-day grand finals against Brothers, Sippel said the team was delighted with their efforts.

"We're all feeling very proud," he said.

"There was a fair bit in the wicket early and Ben Gibson took full advantage of it and bowled exceptionally well.

"He's not a quick bowler, but he does the job week in, week out and is an exceptional talent."

Yesterday's win clinched Laidley's first one-day title since 2013 and their fifth in seven years.

It keeps them on track for a clean sweep in all three formats.

"The two-day title is the one we want to win the most," Sippel said.



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