City Cyclones skipper Josh Doyle made an all-round contribution in his team's winning cause. Cyclones won the Northern Territory final courtesy his heroics.
The victory sees the Cyclones become the first team to qualify for the new national T20 Premier Cricket tournament, which will be held at the back-end of next summer. Also it has ensured David Warner's participation in the tournament as well.
The Cyclones, for whom Warner played twice in his return to competitive cricket in Australia following the ball-tampering scandal, downed Desert Blaze by 29 runs in the decider of the four-week competition.
David Warner congratulated the team for their victory in Instagram and also thanked for letting him participate in the tournament.
"Thanks NT Cricket for allowing me to come up and participate in the strike league," Warner wrote on Instagram. "I am very happy the Cyclones are now in the final. Fingers crossed for a spot in Adelaide March 3 next year. I'm there if we get up."
"We have a really powerful cricket product that is attractive to players from all around the country, and all round the world," NT Cricket Chief Executive Joel Morrison told cricket.com.au today.
"And that's enormously beneficial for us, because we have our young, local Territory cricketers playing and training alongside elite cricketers for a whole month.
"There's no other tournament in Australia, and possibly the world that allows local club cricketers to spend a month training alongside elite professional cricketers" concluded Joel Morrison.
(Inputs from Cricket Australia)