SORRENTO upset Baden Powell to book a spot in the Provincial division Grand Final last weekend.
The two sides faced off in the semi-final after Baden Powell finished the season in first place with ten wins, and Sorrento finished fourth with seven wins. Overport Park hosted the clash.
Baden Powell were sent in to bat first, and set Sorrento a huge target to chase down.
Rhys Elmi was Baden Powell’s best. He scored 75 runs before he was run out.
Baden Powell finished their innings at 5/224, giving Sorrento a huge mountain to climb.
Sorrento’s batters proved up to the task. Jake Wood was the difference maker, scoring 68 runs from just 42 deliveries to help get his side over the line. Corey Harris and Robert Wilson also impressed with scores of 59 and 49 respectively.
Sorrento won with three overs left to play.
Old Peninsula will join Sorrento in this year’s Grand Final. They defeated Langwarrin to claim their place.
Langwarrin set Old Peninsula a target of 170 to score to win. The Pirates managed to chase it down by hitting the winning runs in the final over of the match with six wickets to spare.
Wade Pelzer’s unbeaten 67 proved instrumental for the victorious Old Peninsula side.
SOMERVILLE and Pines will do battle in the Peninsula division Grand Final this weekend.
Somerville earned their spot by defeating Heatherhill at Bruce Park.
Heatherhill batted first last Saturday and had some struggles at the crease. None of their batters managed to make a big total, and the side ended up all out for 158.
Somerville chased down their target with a little more than two overs left to play. First drop batter Leigh Lowry was their best, finishing with an unbeaten score of 64.
An excellent knock from opener Nicholas Christides helped Pines get the better of Seaford Tigers on Saturday.
Pines batted first and set their opponents a target of 187 to chase down. Christides scored 78, his side’s best.
The Tigers were competitive, but time ended up working against them. They finished their 40 overs at 7/175, 13 runs short of victory.
THE 2022 District division premiers will be either Carrum Downs or Dromana.
The two sides booked their Grand Final spots with impressive home ground wins on Saturday.
Carrum Downs bowled out Carrum for just 99 in their semi-final clash. Shane Smith posted their best figures, 3/17.
Carrum Downs played a patient innings, and wrapped up the win with five overs and six wickets to spare.
Dromana managed to defend a total of 200 against Delacombe Park on Saturday to confirm their spot in the Grand Final.
Dromana’s innings was bolstered by good performances from Kierran Voelkl and Jack Fowler, who scored 65 and 59 respectively. Voelkl is finding his best form at just the right time.
Delacombe Park was bowled out for 156. Christopher Vervoorst took 4/42, tearing through the middle order.
TYABB are a win away from being crowned Sub District division premiers.
Tyabb took on Tootgarook in a semi-final on Saturday.
Batting first, Tyabb put 193 runs on the scoreboard. Opener Aidan Pateman was their best with a score of 72, his best knock for the season.
Tootgarook gave it a good crack, but fell 12 runs short. Their 40 overs finished at 6/181.
Tootgarook opener Travis French gave it his all. He scored 82, but it wasn’t quite enough to get his side over the line.
Seaford are also just a win away from premiership glory. They will join Tyabb in the Grand Final.
Seaford got the better of Skye at RF Miles Reserve on Saturday.