The clash was a repeat of the 2018/19 T20 decider, a thrilling run-fest that East Torrens won by eight wickets. Port Adelaide were able to flip the result this time, claiming their second West End T20 Cup in the process.

Winning the toss and batting first, Port Adelaide lost their first three wickets for just 27, but fruitful knocks from William Forster (34 from 35) and Shane Chatto (45* from 20) and a cameo from leg-spinner Joe Medew-Ewen (20 from 8) saw the total set at 160 with 20 overs completed.

Chatto’s dig is worthy of note not just for the rapid rate he accumulated runs, but for the fact he badly injured his hamstring while running between the wickets but fought on to complete the innings and compile a match-winning score.

Campbell Thompson and Luke Robins were the pick of the bowlers for East Torrens, removing five batters between them, while Joel Size and Michael Cormack delivered their overs with an economy rate below six.

East Torrens’ response with the blade began extremely strongly through Jake Lehmann (44 from 40) and Ryan King (46 from 32), but from 1/99 they fell to be all out for 152, with Michael McDonald (3/35) and Nick Benton (3/18) tearing through the middle and lower order.

Jasper Darley, Cameron Behrendt and Austin Umpherston all contributed a wicket, with Behrendt also effecting a timely runout in the later overs.

Finishing fourth in the regular season standings, Port Adelaide’s path to the final required handing Kensington their maiden defeat of the T20 season in the semi-final, a game that the underdogs dominated from start to finish.

Bowling Kensington out for just 111 on the back of brilliant efforts from Benton, McDonald, Darley and Medew-Ewen, Port Adelaide collected the required runs with an over to spare to forge a path into the decider.

The title is added to Port Adelaide’s 2017/18 West End One Day Cup triumph and the 2013/14 First Grade victory.