Hamilton 74 (30.4 overs)
St Catharines 76-3 wickets (12.4 overs)
St Catharines Cricket Club, having just squeezed into the playoffs, beat Hamilton CC by 7 wickets on Sunday (September 27) to retain the Hamilton and District Cricket League championship. Churchill Park , Hamilton . On Saturday, St Catharines completed a semi-final win over Crescent CC.
Hamilton struggled against the pace bowling of Ryan Griffith, who took 5 wickets for 28 runs. Usman Ali made 24 runs in Hamilton 's 74 all out. St Catharines opening batsmen Austin Codrington (15 runs) and Varna Peiris (14 runs) soon had the score ticking along. Tawab Ikram briskly posted 24, after Codrington was out, so the vistors reached a winning 76 for 3 wickets in the 13th over.
Codrington, a Canadian international, and Griffith, who has played for Guyana , each scored 60, Griffith was not out, in the semi-final win over Crescent. Hamilton-based Crescent had to settle for heading the regular season standings.