Creeks recruit Owen Daley puts an end to PCH's first grade winning streak in SDCA thriller

DEFEATED: PCH captain Jackson Cox pictured moments before his reigning SDCA first grade premiership line up faced its first defeat for the 2019/20 season.
DEFEATED: PCH captain Jackson Cox pictured moments before his reigning SDCA first grade premiership line up faced its first defeat for the 2019/20 season.

SDCA first grade powerhouse PCH has suffered its first defeat of the 2019/20 season after going down to Creeks in a thriller which came down to the final bowl.

The reigning premiers set the target at 206 thanks to another impressive innings by the Cox brothers combining for 114 (Brad with 62 and Jackson with 52).

Yet it would be Owen Daley, Creeks' boom recruit, who would guide the underdogs to victory in the run chase after the Queenslander finished with 85no.

The 26-year-old would capture the win after he received a free hit in the deciding piece of play.

NEW RECRUITS: New PCH recruit David Marshall watches on as Owen Daley guides Creeks to a memorable victory.

NEW RECRUITS: New PCH recruit David Marshall watches on as Owen Daley guides Creeks to a memorable victory.

"It was good to get a win I guess, I just kept it simple in the end," Daley told the Singleton Argus this evening.

"Owen finishing 85 (not out) probably cemented his place in the Argus top ten players list," Creeks first grade captain Gavin Wake added.

"If he keeps winning games like this then he'll probably even move up a few spots as the season goes by."

The controversial result marked the reigning premiers first defeat in the top tier competition since February.

"I didn't know that," Daley obliviously added.

"It's just always good to get a win I guess."

HEATED DISCUSSION: Pat Denniss (PCH) and Owen Daley (Creeks) discuss the outcome of this afternoon's thriller at Cook Park 1.

HEATED DISCUSSION: Pat Denniss (PCH) and Owen Daley (Creeks) discuss the outcome of this afternoon's thriller at Cook Park 1.

JPC returned to the winners list against Glendon in the remaining fixture while Valley enjoyed the bye.

The regular format will make its return next year on Saturday, February 1.

MEANWHILE the Singleton Argus has released a top ten players list following the opening six rounds of the SDCA first grade competition (view here).

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