DUSTIN Drew says Twenty20 cricket couldn't have come at a better time for Dennington.
The Dogs' season has been revived through a swashbuckling run of form in Warrnambool cricket's shortest format.
Dennington booked a shock Twenty20 grand final berth on Sunday, stunning reigning premier Russells Creek to line up flag favourite Brierly-Christ Church in Thursday's decider at Allansford.
The result never looked in doubt.
Drew's Dogs restricted Creek to just 60 runs and reached the total in just 12 overs of chasing.
"Six months ago, if you'd told me we'd be in a Twenty20 grand final, I'd have laughed at you," Drew told The Standard.
"Things can turn pretty quick though. Our season hasn't gone to plan in other formats but we're not going to make excuses.
"Twenty20 cricket has just come at the right time for us."
The second-year coach said belief was coursing through his side.
"I said to the lads beforehand 'we're good enough'," Drew said.
Dennington will face Brierly-Christ Church at Allansford's Uebergang Oval on Thursday at 5.20pm.
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