IT was an epic conclusion to the MPCA Sub District cricket season on Saturday.
There were six teams all vying for the top four positions on the ladder and a finals berth.
Any of the teams that were in the top four could have lost their position depending on other results.
As it turned out, only one team (Carrum Downs) that was in the four before the final game, lost its place.
Pearcedale replaced the Cougars in the top bracket.
The ladder, including points and the all important percentage, looked like this before the final home and away game:
Tootgarook: 96 & 1.562
Rosebud: 96 & 1.338
Carrum D: 88 & 1.130
YCW: 88 & 1.105
Pearcedale: 84 & 1.400
Balnarring: 76 & 1.277
This is the way it looked on Saturday evening after the final results were in.
Rosebud: 108 & 1.400
YCW: 100 & 1.139
Pearcedale: 96 & 1.474
Tootgarook: 96 & 1.451
Balnarring: 88 & 1.341
Carrum D: 88 & 1.055
This means Rosebud will host Tootgarook in an all local final while Frankston YCW and Pearcedale will go toe to toe in the other semi.
Carrum Downs lost their place in the top four after being thrashed by Rosebud.
The master that is Darren Kerr may have missed most of the season, however, his unbeaten 81 in a total score of 7/129 was match winning.
Stuart Swift snared 5/32 for the Cougars.
In the chase, Carrum Downs was bowled out for 69 in 25 overs. Son and father duo Pat and Jason Nagel picked up 3/10 and 3/7 respectively.
Pearcedale needed to win and did it with seven wickets and 11 overs in hand against Skye.
Skye batted first and were bowled out for 110. Shayne Gillings collected three wickets while Chris Dew, Kaine Smith and Adrian Ridout took two wickets each.
Dew (45) and Gillings (49) then ensured the Panthers got the runs to record an easy win.
Frankston YCW thrashed Tootgarook.
The Frogs batted first and made 9/86. Paul Bradley was the best of the YCW bowlers with 3/21.
The Stonecats got the winning runs with eight overs to spare and five wickets in hand. Pat Falzon top scored with 31.
In other matches, Balnarring (3/162) won a high scoring game against Ballam Park (159) and Tyabb (9/171) easily accounted for Dromana (89).