Bundy’s awesome foursome

BUNDALAGUAH will be represented in all four Sale-Maffra Cricket Association grand finals next weekend.

With the Bulls meeting Sale in the first grade grand final, the same clubs will also contest the third grand final decider.

Wurruk will meet Bundalaguah in the seconds, while Boisdale-Briagolong and Bundalaguah will play in the fourths.

WURRUK booked its place in the second grade grand final with victory over Collegians.

The Toads batted out their 75 overs, making 9-194 with Bohdi Walker scoring 46, Michael Slack 33, Nick Tourtoulas 33 not out and Craig Young 29. Luke Nicholls took 3-39 for Collegians.

Collegians fell to 5-35 before eventually being all out for 108. Sam Morelli top-scored on 46, while Charlie Morrison was unbeaten on 19. Slack backed up his effort with the bat, claiming 6-7 from 12 overs.

Bundalaguah was successfully able to defend its score of 161 against Heyfield.

James Read scored 36 and captain Sam Tudor 23 to help the Bulls post a competitive total. Matt Millar took 3-58, while Peter Berryman, Joel Keane and Patrick Lawless claimed two wickets each.

Heyfield was bowled out for 125. Spinner Mark Donald bowled 26 overs for his 5-49, while Nick French took 3-27.

SALE defeated Sale City by 15 runs to advance to the third grade grand final.

Sale City claimed the advantage after bowling Sale out for 99. Troy Ankers claimed 4-19 for the Lizards.

Sale fought back late on Saturday, reducing the Lizards to 4-20 by stumps.

With wickets falling, Richard Hughes dug in to keep Sale City in the game. When he was dismissed for 38, the Lizards still required 20 runs to win.

The Lizards lost their final three wickets for three runs, bowled out for 84.

Scott Brander was the pick of the Sale bowlers, with 5-20.

Bundalaguah defeated Collegians in the other semi-final.

After being 3-20, the Bulls recovered through a 75-run partnership between Nathan Proctor (69) and Brendan Bailey (39). Proctor and captain Patrick Brady when put on 50 for the fifth wicket.

Late runs from Wayne Grey (21), Patrick Monaghan (21) and Will Brady (16) helped the Bulls finish on 9-213.

Brandon Sykes bowled 24 overs to claim 5-84 for Collegians.

Opening batsman Joel Cowell gave Collegians a chance with his 60. Cowell and Alex Downie (24) put on 49 for the fourth wicket.

Tight bowling from Bundalaguah meant Collegians needed 88 runs off the final 10 overs to win.

Collegians finished on 9-165 with Brayden Macgregor-Davies unbeaten on 21.

Will Brady claimed 3-24 and Shayne Tilley 3-39.

THE top two teams in the fourths lost their semi-finals.

Boisdale-Briagolong put in a strong performance against Collegians.

Collegians was all out for 102 with Daniel Anderson taking 4-17. Craig Paterson scored 26, with 21 each from Wayne Macgregor-Davies and Luke Skeen.

The Saints reached the victory target for the loss of two wickets. Mathew Simmonds retired on 50, with Anderson unbeaten on 23 and Allan Randle 19 not out.

Anthony Callahan took both wickets for Collegians.

Bundalaguah survived a tight encounter against Maffra.

The Eagles were bowled out in the final over for 132 with captain Rob Rowley scoring 28, Callum Bourke 23 and David Laird 21. Craig Brideson claimed 5-17 for Bundalaguah.

Nick Wozniak gave the Bulls’ reply a good start, scoring 40 before Greg Wrigglesworth added 23.

The Bulls were 8-104 before Daniel Smart (23) and Mitch Templeton (10) put on an unbeaten partnership of 29 to see the team over the line.

Saturday and Sunday:

Firsts: Bundalaguah v Sale at Cameron Sporting Complex, Maffra, 12.15pm.

Seconds: Wurruk v Bundalaguah at College turf, 12.30pm.

Thirds: Bundalaguah v Sale at Cameroon Sporting Complex (Campbell St astro), 12.30pm.

Fourths: Boisdale-Briagolong v Bundalaguah at College astro, 12.30pm (Saturday).