A Grade hosted Drysdale in the Semi Final and losing the toss, we were sent into the field. Opening with the usual suspects, it was a brilliant start with the ball as a fired up Dale Kerr ripped through the top order. Malcolm was the first two go as he was caught out for a duck, Next was Hambrook who was trapped in front for 9, foilowed by Hallam who was also caught out and all of a sudden it was 3-21. However the opposition fought back hard, put their heads down and started building a handy and much needed partnership. In fact they put on 90 before finally the breakthrough came when Venables got Mallett caught out. Cutajar was the next to fall shortly as Venables got him trapped in front. With the score at 5-126, we then had our tails up and charged home with the Hawks crumbling, losing 5-37 to being all out for 163. Dale Kerr finished the innings off, claiming yet another five wicket haul with 5-64 off 26. Dylan Finished with 2-22 (16.2) and Venables 2-25 (15) were the other main contributors with the ball.
After surviving four overs at the death, we then built on a good opening stand between Ned Cooper and Jacimovic. Jaca was the enforcer with some lovely cricket shots and Ned just ticked things over. However it was Jacimovic that found himself bowled for 33.taking the score to 1-66. Sam Weight then joined the skipper at the crease and also did a good job adding 30 to the score before he was trapped lbw for 14, with the score 2-96. This brought Tyler Dittloff to the crease and he made sure the runs kept on flowing and put on a very nice 57 run stand with the skipper before he was bowled, also for 33. Dale and Ned then finished the innings off with Ned finishing 63* and Dale 5*
The win sees the boys progress through to the Grand Final against Ocean Grove @ Portarlington 1:00pm
If you feel like a drive, come out and cheer the boys home this Sat and Sunday.