Thrilling finish set-up

ROSEDALE-KILMANY has set-up a mini final against Boisdale-Briagolong next week, with captain Leigh Freshwater contributing a valuable half-century to see the Warriors home against Stratford.

The victor of next week’s clash between the Warriors and Saints is likely to determine which side secures the fourth semi final berth with Sale still a chance of sneaking in on percentage if it can upset Maffra in the final home and away round.

Resuming on 5-78 and requiring another 51 runs for victory, the Warriors were looking for a good partnership between Freshwater and Rohan Diamond, but Jack Tatterson got the early breakthrough for Stratford, with Diamond edging through to Sam Anstee.

Freshwater combined with Hayden Glover, taking the score to 112 before Jack Rietschel continued his good form, removing the latter for 19.

Isaac Love provided good support for his captain down the order, with the pair taking the score to 125 to see the Warriors within striking distance of an important victory.

Love would edge through to Anstee off the bowling of Mitch Floyd, but Freshwater and Michael Walters finished the job for the Warriors. Freshwater would bring up his half-century before James Alder finished the innings with two wickets.

Tom Love was the unbeaten batsmen on two with the Warriors bowled out for 149.

With 31 overs left to play, Stratford reached 4-72 in its second innings. Alder and Anstee reached double figures at the top of the order, while Neil Tatterson hit up a quick unbeaten 21 at the death.

Every Warrior bar keeper Freshwater rolled the arm over, with Adam Diamond the most impressive with 2-2 from his four overs. Tom Love and Anthony Scott were the other wicket takers for the Warriors.

JACOB Weatherley provided the highlight at Maffra with a hat-trick as the Eagles completed a big win over Boisdale-Briagolong.

Weatherley picked up the wicket of Mick Roberts early before a lower order hat-trick helped him to the figures of 6-43.

Trapping Toby Leeds in front for 10, Weatherley got through the defences of Nicoll Sandison and Jason Phillips in consecutive balls to effectively end the Saints resistence.

Weatheley’s six wicket haul included the wicket of Tom Langshaw, who led the Saints’ fightback following the early loss of Roberts with 59.

Michael Cassidy also provided some resistance with 28, while Matt Turnbull also made it to double figures before Weatherley ended the resistance.

Jon Dovey provided good support for Weatherley with 3-25 from 17 overs, while Ben Durrant finished the innings as the Saints were bowled out for 139.

COLLEGIANS captain Mark Nicholls led his side to victory over Sale City, returning the figures of 6-51.

Jarryd Floyd and Sam Lucas-Laws got the Sale City innings off to a solid start before Nicholls wreaked havoc, taking four of the first five wickets to see the Lizards lose 5-15. Luke Nicholls chipped in with the wicket of Lucas-Laws as the Lizards slumped to 5-44.

Chasing Collegians 8-257, the Lizards were up against it as Greg Hickey and Layton Armstrong set about recovering. The pair took the score to 70 before Hickey became Nicholls’ fifth victim, trapped in front for 25.

Kerrod Macgregor-Davies offered good support for Armstrong, with the pair taking the score to 87 before Jack Goodwin picked up the key wicket of Armstrong for 21.

First day centurion Matt Foster followed up with the wicket of Macgregor-Davies soon after, but Lachie Floyd and Luke Henderson were able to hang around.

The pair put on 40 to frustrate Collegians, Henderson the aggressor with 30 while Floyd remained unbeaten on 14.

Nicholls wrapped up the innings with his sixth wicket, with Sale City bowled out for 135.

WICKETS were shared for Bundalaguah as Sale managed 119 in reply to the visitor’s 6-263.

Mark Donald was the only multiple wicket-taker for Bundalaguah, including the key wicket of Ian Wrigglesworth to return the figures of 2-27, while Daniel and Sam Bedggood combined for two run-outs.

Ben Jones top scored for Sale with 28, while Lucas Mowat remained unbeaten on 23.

Nicholas Watt and Adam Jackson also reached double figures.

Matt Dowsett, Adam Cairns, Aaron Lynch, Tom Anderson and Michael Jones shared the other wickets for Bundalaguah, while Jason Langshaw finished the innings.