In a season that coach Dan Brincatt described as a 'once in a lifetime experience', Orange under 12s displayed absolute dominance from start to finish, winning all six regular season contests before going out with a bang during Sunday's grand final at Wade Park, downing the visitors by nine wickets.
After winning the toss, the away side made the decision to bat first but soon thought twice about that assessment as Orange bowlers began to run through their batting order.
Ashton Nock (5/8) had it on a string in what was a man of the match effort from the all-rounder.
Thomas French (1/7), Ben Brasier (1/23), and Seth Murray (1/16) also joined the party as Brincat's pre-game bowling plan paid off deluxe.
After Dubbo was all out for 107, it didn't take the undefeated Orange side long to chip into the margin after lunch as Nock (32 not out) and Oliver Brincat (57 not out) virtually completed the chase on their own.
The victory capped off what was an unthinkable run from Orange and Brincat was understandably elated post-match.
"They saved their best performance for the last day," Brincat said.
"This could be the last time we played as a unit so we need to savour this moment. It could be a once-in-a-lifetime chance.
"We've gone 7-0... that's something they won't forget for years to come."
The perfect season didn't happen by accident and Brincat spoke about some of the strategies that were implemented this summer.
"All year we've been practicing bowling at the top of off stump," he said.
"Ashton Nock took five wickets and four of those were bowled so it just showed that the target is working."
"This was a bit nerve-wracking for the boys because we know what a quality side Dubbo is. To go out there and put on an effort like that was massive."
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