A devastating over to Tanvir Singh and an unbeaten 67 to Nic Broes secured Bathurst St Pat's a 23-run win in the final of their debut Royal Hotel Cup season, earning the club's first piece of silverware in the club's history.
After winning the toss, St Pat's powered to an imposing total of 3-143 powered by Broes before damaging City's chase early and consigning them to a total of 7-120 from their full 20 overs.
All-rounder Ben Mitchell looked to have St Pat's off to a flying start in the opening two overs before being caught off the bowling of Ed Morrish, but his partner Nic Broes began turning over the strike and finding the ominous form that has permeated this Royal Hotel Cup season.
He and skipper Adam Ryan (21 off 20) began motoring along with the cruise control on, rotating the strike and punching the occasional boundary - but a skied ball off Jackson Coote gave the Warriors their chance to dismiss one of the two most dangerous batters in the competition - Broes.
They missed it.
The ball, hoiked high off a missed pull-shot, was set to fall between midwicket and mid-on, and neither fielder running in - one of whom was skipper Ed Morrish - really wanted it, and in the silence as neither player called the catch, the ball thudded into the grass with all the weight of the competition's Cup behind it.
From there, Ryan and Broes looked near untouchable as they put on 47, and Connor Slattery hit 31 alongside Broes once Ryan departed, including a towering six over cow corner.
Despite the best efforts of Morrish to make up for the drop with the ball (2-19 off four), St Pat's put on a massive 143 thanks to some late hitting from Broes, and Tanvir Singh's party tricks, including a scoop over the wicketkeeper's head for four.
Boundy and Grenfell looked ominous in the first two overs after the change, striking two boundaries each, but one over after Mitch Taylor beamer hit Grenfell on the finger, Singh struck in an over that would decide the match.
Grenfell spooned a cover drive to mid-off on the first ball of Singh's second over - the third of the innings - and City's dangerous opening partnership was broken.
It's massive, like I said we haven't won anything before, to come in with an unknown quality and a young side ... is hugeSt Pat's skipper Adam Ryan
When number three Craig Rogan was caught behind three deliveries later, the Warriors faithful were muttering in concern.
When danger-man Dave Boundy spooned a cut shot to gully on the last ball of the over, a hushed silence had fallen over the green and white adorned patrons on the Wade Park hill.
The blue and white-dressed onlookers in the grandstand wearing St Pat's colours had no such reservations, cheering loudly enough to be heard in Bathurst.
He blitzed through his four overs in style, finishing with figures of 3-16 and keeping the score at 3-56 at the 10th over before the spin twins Jameel Qureshi (0-23 from four) and Broes (0-11 from three) tried to sentence the Warriors to death by a thousand dot balls.
In the end it was being starved of boundaries which did the Warriors in, as beyond Andrew Gordon being dropped twice off Qureshi, St Pat's were cleaner and more clinical in the field and bowled tighter lines.
Blake Weymouth and Gordon battled towards the total of 144, reaching 3-80 in 14th over after coming together at 3-21 in the fourth, before a change of pace from Ben Mitchell's first ball dismissed Weymouth for 26.
The first ball of Mitchell's second over dismissed Gordon, and with him any chance of a City fightback with the score at 4-88 with less than four overs to go.
He would take another - again off the first ball of the over to clean-bowl Morrish, to finish with 3-16 from three - and despite City throwing everything they could at the 44 runs required off the last 12 rocks, it was fitting Broes was thrown the ball for the final over.
Nine came off that final over as Broes helped complete a run-out on the final delivery as the Warriors fell short at 7-120.
St Pat's skipper Ryan said he was "very stoked" with the win.
"It's been a long haul [to an end-of-season win] but we're very happy," he said.
"It's massive, like I said we haven't won anything before, to come in with an unknown quality and a young side being nearly unable to clear the rope I think running hard and playing smart got us over the line, it was huge."
Ryan said he didn't know his side had the result until the final over.
"City played very well with bat and ball and we were lucky, the toss might have been the difference being able to get the runs first," he said.
I'm really proud of the boys, they fought hard all year to get us here.Orange City captain Ed Morrish
As for Broes, who picked up the player of the match and also the Carl Sharpe medal for player of the tournament, Ryan said he was amazed by his knock and was impressed with his ability to grind out the middle overs and apply the afterburners in the final stanza.
"It's just second nature now but I am surprised because every game he continues to improve, be it with bat or ball," he said.
"We were trying to keep wickets in the shed and keep the runs coming [in the middle overs] and not trying to hit boundaries but build a platform."
Ryan ranked Broes' knock as "right up there", saying to hit a score like that in a final was a massive effort for a teenager who deals with swirling headlines following prolific form with bat and ball.
"He takes all the pressure… to do all that was amazing."
Another of City's young guns Singh also impressed Ryan with his magical second over.
"It was just unreal, we were a bit flustered and nervy at the start but he came in and bowled really well and hit the stumps which was great," he said.
His opposite number Ed Morrish said he was "a bit dejected" after the loss but said he was still proud of his playing group.
"When we bowled I reckon we let them get 15 or 20 too many at the end there and through the middle overs they were able to tie us down and limit our ability to score," he said.
"I'm really proud of the boys, they fought hard all year to get us here."
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