Almost 12 months after finishing second, a fiery bowling display helped deliver Shepparton Jim McGregor Shield Cricket to Invergordon.
Undera was red-faced when his batting lineup was knocked out for a remarkable 50 runs in the Grade C final on Saturday.
Invergordon, led by the talented and fast Harley Green (4-20), gave Undera a small opportunity to enter the contest as the Hawks bowlers took their toll.
On what many described as a batting-friendly pitch at Kyabram Recreation Reserve, Green flashed Undera batters twice as he tore up the first order.
Green teammate Sean Arnold (2-23) provided quality support, as well as Jesse Caldera (2-3).
Russell Sheriff did his best in the middle to resist the barrage, but to no avail, Undera was knocked out inside 25 overs for a miserable 50 runs.
Inver’s incredible performance over the weekend helped bury the pain of last year’s C-grade decider loss to Mooroopna.
“(There were) a few big finals that we probably should have won and didn’t end up winning, it’s good to finally have one,” said Invergordon captain Aaryn Cormican.
“We’ve had a pretty good year losing just one game throughout the season, it’s just good to get the result at the end.
“We’ve been together for about 10 years now, we only have one more premiership, a D-grade premiership, to hang our coats on, so really good to have another one under our belt. .”
Invergordon enjoyed a somewhat carefree chase, although fly-half Dean Mangles went for a duck.
Lachlan Sidebottom had 36 runs and was still in the crease when the game-winning runs hit on the 17th.
Cormican praised the performance of his team’s bowlers.
“Our bowlers have been very solid all year, Harley Green obviously won the medal – he was quite damaging with the ball.”
“The bowlers set up the game, and chasing 50 makes it easier for us (the batters).”
Under 50 (Russell Sheriff 18, Harley Green 4-20, Jesse Caldera 2-3, Sean Arnold 2-23) lt Invergordon 2-51 (Lachlan Sidebottom 36 not out, David Balfour 1-1)
Harley Green (Invergordon): The pace thrower left one of his best spells of the season for the game that matters. His eight overs consisted of three maidens and four wickets, three of them being bowled.