MELTON captured its third consecutive Victorian Sub-District Cricket Association premiership on Sunday with a 68-run win against Werribee.

Melton posted 5-241 on Saturday with David Kirk (59) and Anthony Gale (53no) top scorers.

Brad Jones then took 6-52 as Werribee was bowled out for 173 in reply.

Melton captain Mick Allen broke a record stretching back to 1966-67 as he passed Val Holten’s record of 903 runs in a season.

Allen scored 957 for the season at an average of 73.6, including two centuries, three scores in the 90s and five other half-centuries.

Melton’s coach Duncan Harrison retired after the victory, having overseen the Lions’ drought-breaking 2008-09 premiership that ended a 19-year wait for a title and the two premierships won since.

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