WARRNAMBOOL'S Vic Country trio stormed to Australian Country Cricket Championship glory after defeating reigning champions Western Australia.
Skipper Ben Boyd, wicket-keeper Cam Williams and opening batsman Matt Love were part of the 14-player squad that lifted the trophy in Toowoomba on Saturday.
Boyd said he was proud of his side for finally breaking its national championships hoodoo after Victoria had finished second on four occasions and third once.
"We have had the team for the past few years but our execution was a bit better this year and that helped get us across the line," he said.
"It was a hard and grueling carnival with managing bowlers but we ended up getting it right at the end."
Vic Country, which won the toss an elected to bat, set the WA a total of 194 after being bowled out in the 50th over of its innings.
Williams contributed five from seven balls before departing. He finished a lean tournament with 76 runs to his name at an average of 9.5.
Love and Boyd didn't bat in the finale but the latter did most of his damage with the ball, taking 3-35 from his 10 overs to help restrict WA to 9-145 from its 42.4 overs in a rain interrupted second innings.
Williams - who had five catches, three run outs and five stumpings across the tournament - contribution in the field was assisting with the run out of WA captain Jeremy Wood for 22.
Boyd, who finished the tournament with 14 wickets and an impressive over economy rate of 4.5 runs, said the key was getting WA's top order out cheaply before toppling the tail before rain set in.
WA conceded the win after the equation for victory was well beyond their reach.
Love's involvement across the week was limited with only three chances at the crease resulting in a total of 15 runs. He also took one catch.
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