The Snakes battled through a weekend of games to come head-to-head with Queensland team the Wynnum Seagulls in the Grand Final last Sunday, eventually going down by 19 runs.

Alcohol.Think Again Western Warriors rookie Clint Hinchcliffe top-scored with 17 as the Snakes finished with a 93 run total.

In reply, the Seagulls hit the front in their third batting pair, before finishing on 112.

Hinchcliffe said it was a great experience.

“It was a really good competition, a higher standard than I expected,” he said.

“The Grand Final was tough, on the scorecard it was a really close final but the Queensland team was just too good for us.”

The 20-year-old, who is heading to Brisbane next week for a Warriors State camp said playing indoor cricket had helped hone his skills for the other formats.

“It’s great for reaction time. Indoor is a much smaller playing area so I think it’s helped my fielding and reaction time,” he said.

“I just really enjoy playing it too, the Warriors is still my number one priority, but it’s good to play with friends and have fun.”

  

The Western Australian ladies team the Leeming Striker Mustangs finished fifth overall, after getting off to a winning start with a victory over the Suns from Queensland on Day 1.

Led by skipper Karen Matthews the Strikers put in solid performances but struggled to secure a second win.

Indoor Sports WA President Christian White said it was a great effort from the whole team.

“It was a good all round performance the whole team, the ladies put in a great effort over the whole tournament,” he said.

A total of 49 matches were played across the finals weekend, with 34 matches live-streamed via www.nicl.com.au and the Cricket Australia Indoor Facebook Page.