Caboolture has added its 14th One Day Trophy to its extensive silverware cabinet after a storm-washed finish to the 50 Over Final left the Snakes ahead of Maroochydore on the DLS evaluation.
Competition leaders Maroochydore hosted the contest at John Blanck Oval, and Swans skipper Blaine Schloss accepted the chance to bat first on what loomed as a high-risk storm day.
The early loss of Matt Watson, then Lachlan Kropp signalled a hard trek for the home side, until Schloss and Danyan Stewart came together at 4/44. Their 105 run pairing, with 55 from Stewart and 81 from the captain, lifted Maroochydore to a competitive 8/184 after the 50 overs, with Schloss run out on the final delivery.
Caboolture had the task of a chase with an imminent storm, and at least time lost, so run rate would be important, and loss of wickets needed to be negligible. Jackson Simpson did just that, with 46 from 95 careful deliveries. Despite the loss of leader Glen Batticciotto to a brilliant Stewart gulley catch for 1, the Snakes were 5 runs ahead on the DLS estimate, 3/99 from 30 overs when the heavens opened.