Kingsway’s Jason Kappler was awarded the Coaches Votes for a strong contribution with bat and ball, while Matthew Brandish was awarded the Umpires Award.

Winning the toss and electing to bat, Kardinya batted solidly to keep wickets in hand, while good bowling and fielding from Kingsway kept the run rate low.

The innings exploded to life at the back end, with Kyron Timms top scoring with 18, and Aaron Richardson launching some massive sixes into the stands.

In reply the Kingsway chase made a solid start with the first two overs going for 17 runs. Kardinya were able to slowly squeeze the run rate down from there, and the pressure created wickets. Kardinya defeating Kingsway by 10 runs.

Earlier in the day a number of other Belt Up Integrated Cricket League finals were held between the North and South divisions.

In the placing finals Joondalup Kinross Green went down to Mandurah. Joondalup Kinross’ Ben Hickman was awarded the Coaches Votes for a strong game with the ball, while Naaman Magee took home the Umpires Award.

Kardinya Lakes Blue had a 20-run win over Joondalup Kinross Gold. Alex Indich was another bowler rewarded for a strong performance, with the Kardinya Lakes player picking up the Coaches Award. Rory Sweeney from Joondalup Kinross contributed with bat and ball to earn the Umpires Award.

Wembley Districts and Warnbro Swans played out an entertaining game which saw the Swans emerge as victors. Jordan Jewell was awarded the Coaches Votes and Ben Rock the Umpires Award.

In the 3rd place Play Off Coolbinia West Perth took on Secret Harbour. Secret Harbour were the victors following a dominate display, set up by an even contribution from all their batters.

Aaron Izzard top scored and took home the Umpires Award, while Josh Marchese got the Coaches Votes with 3 wickets and 16 runs for Coolbinia West Perth.

The Youth Division of the Belt Up Integrated Cricket League completed their final round of their competition. Joondalup-Kinross Junior Cricket Club took on Wembley Districts Junior Cricket Club, with Joondalup-Kinross emerging the victors.

Marcus Meyer from Joondalup Kinross top scored and took five wickets, while Chase O’Donoghue picked up the Umpires Award. Jack Barrett from Wembley took home the award for the Coaches Votes.

Bateman Junior Cricket Club and Quinns Rocks Junior Cricket Club went head-to-head in the other youth match. A great contest that ended in a tie. Zac Mustard from Bateman got the Coaches Votes and Nathan Mallon won the Umpires Award.

As part of the day-long celebration, Star Blasters got to take part in a session on the hallowed turf of the WACA Ground. Starblast is an adapted version of the Woolworths Cricket Blast program and there are currently 12 clubs offering this program in WA, with three being based in regional WA.

The Belt Up Integrated Cricket League will be back next year, with junior or senior clubs interested in being involved encouraged to contact WACA Inclusion & Diversity Specialist Brad Denham on brad.denham@waca.com.au